That’s what training seems like at times, like trying to climb up a steep sand dune, or a loose mountain scree slope. Exhausting and discouraging.
That’s how my week started out with skiing and then running, which turned into walking. It helps to have experience with such backslides, and I have plenty of that. I think it helps to keep a log too, it helps to realize that this is only a couple data points in a much bigger picture. So I made some adjustments and kept on plodding along…
Spring? All my space friends are using the term spring.Does this look like spring to you?
No me either, pretty for sure but not spring,
though there are some beginnings of that too.
Like grizzly bear tracks right on our ski trails, oh geeze just what I need!
I am making a mental list of things I do and don’t want to cope with when I retire,
grizzes may be one of those on the don’t side, at least right where I live and play.
So I had 2 goals, and modest ones I thought, for the week, ski 40K overall and do a 10K. Well it was clear I wouldn’t make the first one, although if I add in my run/walks and give me 1K for the snow I scooped I was pretty close.
So I got up yesterday, not having met either goal, and having come maybe half way back from feeling all discouraged, and saw this right from my driveway.
Two of my flickr friends suggested these were stepping stones for angels, or the stairway to heaven,
I like both of those notions!
So naturally I had to get out and do my 10K ski.
It was kinda hard in the last few kilometers, but not too bad, and I got er done.
Last night I took a photo spin out the road, and was treated to a Halo display that was very nice,
this is a two frame panorama, looking across Turnagain Arm toward the Kenai Mountains.
I won’t list settings here, suffice it to say I take a lot of shots at different setting to try to get these.
With a subject this bright I use dark glasses to look through the viewfinder and never look directly at the sun! The original photo will print about 5 times larger than what you see here, maybe more.
Of course I went out today and did 5K more on my skis, just to get this week off to a better start.
I hope everyone has a great week,
Bear Hugs to all!