Last Friday was one of those rare, oh so perfectly timed SNOW DAYS!!!!!!!!!! Our landscape was dumped with a foot of snow overnight from the biggest storm of the year, so far. As it tapered off and the sun came out, out too came the snowshoes. I drove up to the nearest trail for my hill workout. I had been doing road hills the past few weeks, so I felt ready to handle some on snowshoes.
The exertion of the workout started earlier than expected, as from the very first step the going was tough through the untouched snow. My heart rate went through the roof even while I was crawling along. Not the best way to warm up!! I rationalized that vacuuming the house earlier in the day was good enough for this purpose.
After a good amount of slogging, I got to the nearby toboggan hill. Gratefully I noticed that a lone snowmobile had gone up and down once to pack down a trail. I jumped on and proceeded to do as many repeats as possible in 16 minutes. It was about 30 seconds up the hill, and with the tough conditions, my pounding heart and rubbery legs agreed that any longer hills would have to wait!