Thereâ€™s a lot of outdoor stuff to do in Colorado that I donâ€™t have the energy for during the season, like hiking, rock climbing, skiing, and fishing. The problem is, I donâ€™t have much of my gear in Colorado because when I moved there in February I was expecting to leave for Seattle for my winter fun time. Now itâ€™s November, the season is over, and I just want to stay in Colorado to play. Fortunately I was convinced to fly home this weekend.
Todayâ€™s my nephewâ€™s first birthday, and my sister was pushing me pretty hard to come home for it. At first I was thinking, â€œwhat does the kid care about me being home?â€ Then it occurred to me that I love my sister and if she cares then itâ€™s worth it for me to be around. So I booked a trip home that turned out to be perfect timing for the start of winter
training playing. Iâ€™m bringing back my skate skis, snow boots, gloves and a few extra pair of winter socks, and my climbing shoes. If Iâ€™m going to be in Colorado for the winter Iâ€™m going to make sure Iâ€™m enjoying the cold. Sure, Iâ€™ll be training 30 hours a week again soon, but at least if I have my skis with me Iâ€™ll be able to choose not to go skiing rather than just wishing I were able.