Last time wasn't so bad, let's try this again.
I survived the ski around Camel's Hump two years ago so I joined to steering committee this year. A few things I learned:
- I'm not very good at skiing downhill on XC skis. Crashed a half dozen times last year, often in front of other amused participants. I ended up keeping my skins on for the 2nd half of the event to slow me down on descents.
- When you're skiing around a mountain, one leg is going to be higher than the other for most of the day. I'm getting adjustable poles for this year's event so I can set them to different lengths. I'm also exercising my right leg twice as hard as might left.
- It's not that hard to ski 15 miles, you just need to keep trudging forward.
By participating in this event, I've committed to raising awareness and funds to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk and we must come together to change the course of this disease.
Please support my efforts by making a donation. All funds raised benefit the Alzheimer's Association and its work to enhance care and support programs and advance research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Thank you for joining the fight against Alzheimer’s disease!