After quite the epic snowstorm dumped a ton of snow on the ground, I knew that running and biking would be off the table, so I dusted off my snowshoes and went for a jaunt in the open space behind my neighborhood. It was really the first time I had explored the trails back there and it was quiet and peaceful. I quickly remembered why I loved snowshoeing so much. After one big lap I headed home to grab some of the kids. They weren't interested except Madeline, so I headed back out with Mike and Madeline. We attached the sled to Mike's pack and just pulled Madeline along since none of the snowshoes were small enough for her. She loved sticking her hands out of the sled to brush the snow. She had a great time being pulled in the sled. I was able to do a few pick-ups of running and we even saw some gazelle jumping in the fields with a beautiful view of Pikes Peak in the background. It was a perfect little snowy morning! When we got back to the house Madeline just wanted to play in the snow and Peter and Abby did their swimsuit snow challenge where they dove into the snow in their swimsuits. Many of the other swimmers in their club also did it. All I can say is my kids are completely nuts to jump in the snow with their bare skin. Brrrrr!!!
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