Friday, March 7, 2008

Skoki - The Return

How could I resist another run in to Skoki on such a beautiful day? Steve was very jealous that he had missed the last run into Skoki, so we did a return visit and I ran the 30k into the lodge.

Windswept snow and Mount Temple

Steves' backside - I saw a LOT of this today....

Though I have been enjoying it, I have had way to many long runs as of late by my lonesome, so it was great to have the company. This was week 3 of unseasonably warm weather and we have lost a ton of snow base. Normally, that would make me pout because I am a skiier, but this winter because I am training towards that wee little 100k race in May...I can't help but enjoy it and hope it continues!

The Hills are Alive....

The trip in to Skoki was again, absolutely astoundingly gorgeous. I know. That's a lot of adjectives. I had tired legs today, but the with the scenery and the company, it was a nice distraction!

My Big Head

My Big Butt

We started early, were on the trail by 8:30 and were done by 1:15. We were worried that the snow would heat up too much and we might end up post-holing through the snow. Because we started early, we were fortunate not to see any skiiers/people until the end of the run - we had the whole place to ourselves.

The Giggle of the Day was for Steves' performance on the far side of Deception Pass. The sun was pounding down and the snow was heating up so Steve thought it would be funny to bust out the Mankini. The Speedo. Whatever. Borats got nothing on him. I thought he looked fabulous with his new Paris Hilton glasses that he found on the floor of the Post Office in town. Actually, the heartrate monitor completed the look.

"'s not c-c-cold!"
Tomorrow I am off to get a little "ski therapy" and enjoy a day of backcountry skiing with my honey. Keith understands that I need to train for my upcoming race, but he recommends a little cross-training for some piece of mind. And some quality time! So stay tuned....hopefully, we'll get another sunny day tomorrow.
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Meghan said...

This is a great entry. It looks like your friend belongs at a triathlon, rather than at the top of some pass in the mountains, especially with the heart rate monitor. And, the scenery photos are gorgeous!

What race are you training for?

Leslie said...

It's a SWEET little corner of Banff National Park! The sunshine was glorious and Steve made my day with his "random act of nakedness".

Leslie said...

I am training for the Diablo 50 miler and the Miwok 100. Yiiiihaw!
They are coming fast and furious. I am very excited!

holly said...

Mankini? Speedo? I thought they were called Nutters. Looks like you had an amazing day!

Leslie said...

He is nutters! I'm thinking about calling him Speedo Gonzales.

Deanna Stoppler said...

You two are funny! I forwarded the blog entry to Dave, my boyfriend, and he said Steve has nothing on him in terms of funniness, so I said "PROVE IT!" We'll see what he comes up with. He got a kick out of Steve too. We want to hang with you guys. Maybe when I visit my pa this summer--he lives near Hinton.

Leslie said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with Deanna!