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Back to Winter

This is the view that welcomed me back to Alaska after being in Minnesota last week. Not what I wanted, but I knew it would happen this way. It is pretty. . . . kind of. If you are on the inside looking at it and only outside for a minute or so, I guess. (Read: I am not a winter person.) This is how I feel about running in the mornings in these temperatures. 7*F on Monday and -8*…

You Call This Spring

Seriously, Alaska! This is what you call spring? It started snowing Saturday night and didn't stop until Monday evening---accumulating over a foot of fresh snow. Ugh! And would anyone like to take a guess at the temperature this morning? Let's just say it was not above zero. . . . . -3*F. Yes, that would be NEGATIVE three. Yes, it is almost April. Although I won't forget my winter here (2007-2008) when it dumped snow on us the last weekend…

Skate Skiing

As I mentioned in my previous post, Craig and I recently learned how to skate ski. We have been renting skis from REI and practicing at Kincaid Park. If you have never heard of skate skiing before, here's a little bit about the sport: - The motion of skate skiing is like ice skating or rollerblading. - The equipment looks similar to classic cross country skis or downhill skis, but it is different. - People really enjoy skate skiing because…