We went to the Kendall Lake Winter Sports Center in Cuyahoga Valley. There were lessons there ($15.00 for three hours, skis included), but I had not registered us ahead of time, so we decided to wing it. Without lessons it costs $7.50 for three hours. Let me tell you that this was the best money I have spent in a long time!
|We are lined up and ready to go!|
|This is EXACTLY how I look when I am a serious cross-country skier.|
|The Ohio Runners Network, looking badass and pretty and the same time!|
We skied for about two hours, and believe me, that was plenty. Myfitnesspal.com told me that I burned about 1,000 calories, and I believe it! My glutes, thighs, and arms felt like Jello when I finished, but you know, Jello in a good way. Not the Jello-mold-your-aunt-brings-to-your-house-filled-with -disgusting-bits-of-fruit way. I was so exhausted at the end of the day that I didn't even eat dinner, and I was in bed and asleep by 8:00 pm. Bonus!
Every day that I manage to get outside, I am so thankful to live in an area that has so many opportunities for healthy, outdoor fun. Even in the damned snow.