Cross country skiing has been my savior in keeping me relatively sane lately. Did you know that it burns approximately 500 calories per hour (depending on intensity). That’s an amazing calorie burn! I’ll take it!
(And did I mention that I haven’t gained an ounce during my time off from running? Instead, I lost 2 lbs! )
On both Saturday and Sunday I was fortunate enough to spend the day cross country skiing with my awesome husband. Saturday we discovered some new trails that were absolutely magical. Magical I tell you! The sun was shining, marshmallow snow covered the woods, it was like a scene from Snow White, minus the bad apple. We brought an orange instead. It was delicious.
Sunday we traveled a bit further out of the city so that we could bring the energetic puppy with too. This trail is so ah-may-za-zing that it requires a 1 mile hike uphill. In snow. How’s that for extra calorie burn?
All in all, this weekend has left me extremely happy since I was able to replace runner’s high with skier’s high. I honestly believe I require a daily dose of endorphins to keep happy and sane.
Have you ever tried cross country skiing?