XC Skiing race (Mendon Ski-O Yellow) 1:08:20  *** 4.5 km (15:11 / km)
My inaugural Ski-O! Yes, I can!! I finally practiced enough skiing to feel confident enough to do a ski-O. In the past I was always happy when there was no snow and ski-o had to be done on foot. I intended to do a White course, but decided I was up to doing the Yellow. I had so much fun I went back out on the White. The conditions were perfect and I only had one major fall. I did remove the skiis for one slippery, steep uphill climb and took one steep downhill sitting on the skiis. It really would have been easier to just take the hill and fall at the bottom. (or not??) I spent some time on the White helping another skier, but I would hope someone would help me if I needed it.
I learned right away that it's tricky to manage ski poles, punch cards, gloves, and controls while staying upright. But I had a wonderful time and now a new door has opened for me. Looking forward to Webster Park.