A picture can tell a thousand words

It’s funny  how I took a picture of myself after a ski race this weekend on my cell phone and posted it to facebook and somehow 120 people liked it and a lot of comments on the pic.  If you want to see the pic just go to my facebook page and you can see it.  I was shocked to see how that one pic got so much attention.

Now here is a funny pic from a birkie close to 20 years ago.

Now that's an icy beard.

I was simply attempting to show you what it loked like after skiing a race in six below temps and minus 30 windchills.  It was pretty brutal out there.  That was the first time ever my lips got a little frost bit.  I was skiing down the hills and I had to put my mitten over my lips since they were burning.  Thank God I did the short 18km race.  The long 32 km race would have been tough. It took me 64 minutes to get the race done.  It was fun but an hour out there going all out is enough when it’s that cold.

Yesterday Duane Lee and I skied at Big Rock Rock farm and it was so much fun skiing in 6 inches of fresh powder.  We got done just in the nick of time before the winds starting picking up.

If you dress warm enough you can get out and get a good workout in.  You don’t have to be out there all day long.  Just get out and get the body moving.   I  also love getting good natural oxygen in my system.  It’s surprisingly not bad on the lungs being out in the cold.  You just have to get warmed up a bit and then once your moving well the lungs work better.

It’s very important to hydrate with water after you ski.  You use much more water and energy when you are out in the cold.  You would think it would be more in the summer but it’s not.

Polypropelene long underwear is incredible at keeping the sweat off your body.  I raced in my skiny thin race suit with poly pro underwear and that’s all I needed for a short race to keep warm.  You can use this form of underwear anywhere, anytime of the season.  Check out this funny pic from 20 years ago.  This was when they first came out with it and it worked great but  it was a bit itchy.  The new stuff is great.

Funny pic! No gray hair!

How are you doing with your 2014 health goals?  Are you eating, moving, and thinking better?  You can do it!!  If you need some assistance just give me a jingle.

I’m doing a “Fatigue” workshop on Wednesday February 5th at 6:30 at my clinic.  I’ll explore in depth the underlying causes of fatigue and have solutions for you.  I’ve only got room for 8 so if you want in email me back steve@dredling.com  It’s free also.

Ok, keep becoming your best and be sure to help others along their journey.

Congrats to Joel and Heidi Hazzard in sponsoring the “Feed our starving children”  at the OHS auditorium.  The kids packed 118,000 meals which will feed 365 children around the world for one year.  Now that’s giving back big time.  The kids had a great time and I think learned some valuable lessons about giving back.

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