I went to Madison WI for a few days before I headed to Vermont, and was so excited to have 14 women attend my PlayNordic clinic in the park!
PlayNordic is a traveling clinic series I started to encourage women to stay young at heart.
I have met many individuals through my travels, and am drawn to those who maintain a spark for life. This spark can be passed on, and this is my method of doing so. Sometimes life starts to become a dull routine, and exercise can be boring. My mission was to put together a workout that was out of the ordinary, and that I would want to do now, and 50 years from now.
We have to remember to always challenge ourselves, and to break out of our comfort zone every so often. I named it PlayNordic for two reasons. For one, through my nordic ski training, I have realized that just about anything can be good exercise as long as you are moving your body. I incorporate many core, arm, and lower body strength exercises that work your nordic ski muscles without realizing it. Two, I have seen many adults give up on ”playing”, and shy away from trying new things due to social expectations for their age group. For this reason, I hold the clinic at a park with a big playground, and we most certainly use every inch. Little children, move outta the way!
Stay tuned for postings of when my next PlayNordic clinic will be, and I hope you can join!
The RunForSnow in Madison that same weekend was a big hit. Renee, Dave, and Yuriy, did a great job with the logistics, and I was surprised to see that it was actually a hilly difficult looking cross country course! Link HERE
Meanwhile, in Benderland, life has been rough. That’s about all I can say without a few hours, a chocolate bar, and box of tissues. Good news is, I have started training, and days are progressing in a slow but positive manner. Lymes disease and Mono be damned.
I saw a quote recently that puts it in perspective:
“If everyone put their problems in a bag, and threw the bags in a pile, once everyone saw everyone else’s bag they would grab their own and run away.”