By: CXC Team Member, Chris Pappathopoulos
It has been a pretty eventful month. The month was kicked off with knee surgery. I made the executive decision to shorten the 4-6 week recovery down to 4-6 hours for most activities. Within a few days of surgery I roller skied the 60K route home from work. I’ve been slower to jump back into running. It was a bit tough seeing all the pictures and results from the Birkie Trail Run since I wished I was there. On the bright side that was the first day I went on a training run and it went fairly well.
A couple of Saturdays ago I guest coached a session with one of the middle school cross country running teams. I am not above bribery to try and get some of them out for the Madnorski East Ski Team.
Snow Machine 1.0 has progressed from an object used to test physical fitness to a self propelled vehicle. It is hard to believe, but I didn’t even have to pay extra for the character marks, the iron oxide weight reduction, or the trick aerodynamics such as the missing mirrors. It is probably best to run away from the negotiating table if you see me walk up.
Other than that I have been enjoying one of my top four favorite seasons of the year.