Now that I’m feeling more energized and not nauseous all day long, I’ve been getting out doing a little more activity.
This past weekend we got outside both days and it really makes a huge difference in my well-being. I don’t know about you. They weren’t long, super adventurous endeavors like my husband lives for but it was a few hours each day in nature.
Saturday I woke up stoked to finally get some turns in on my downhill skis. This winter has been crap! Hardly any snow and the only place nearby to get any AT skiing in is at Hatcher Pass. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel making the trip up the mountain but I was down for a challenge, even if it was going to be a slow ascent.
Then came the time to put on my bibs… oh NO!! They were too tight! I could get them zipped but I felt like a fat man in a little suit. It wasn’t going to work. I had a complete meltdown. I have to say it was my first pregnancy meltdown. This whole watching my body change and having no control over it had really gotten to me. I’m used to getting out and kickin’ ass with my hubby and now I just feel like I’m holding him back. It’s not a fun place to be. I picked myself up by my bootstraps and we changed our plans. We decided to just get some classic cross country skiing in up at Hatcher’s and then head to REI to get some bigger shell/waterproof pants.
Hatcher’s was much needed! As we were driving up, it started to snow. Then, as we started skiing it started snowing really hard. The light was super flat and we wouldn’t have been able to AT ski in those conditions even if we were able to. I guess everything happens for a reason. We got a good 3 mile ski in and then went shopping. Yay for new gear! (Not helping my saving goals.) The trails are in good shape up there if you’re looking for a place to get your fix for skate or classic skiing. They groom the trails. Check out the websites http://www.crosscountryalaska.org/trails/ or http://nsaatrailgrooming.blogspot.com/ for up to date info on the trails.