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Friday, April 13, 2012

I am still suffering from writer's block.  Writing a little blog shouldn't be this hard.  I have decided that I work best under pressure and now that we have closed for the season, that pressure is off....for the time being. 

Things are starting to ramp up and the golf course will open at the end of April or the beginning of May.  Staff not involved in getting the golf course ready are either taking vacation or getting ready for Tough Mudder.

This year we will host two Tough Mudder events on May 5 & 6 and July 14 & 15.  If you haven't seen a Tough Mudder I encourage you to click on the link above and watch the video on their homepage.  The video gives you a little taste of how hard this event is. 

This year we are running the Mudders all the way over to the North Face.  I hope everyone is doing some uphill training.   And if you were hoping for less water, sorry - there are just as many water features as last year.  Maybe Mother Nature will take mercy on you and slide in some temps above 50.

Of course, this is the year that the weather has been impossible to predict.  Like the high temps and sunshine that hovered us  in March and scorched our snow.  Since we closed for the season it has been cold.  Flurries, hail, lots of wind.  We are all wondering where the warm weather went!

Like last year, we have some staff that will be competing in Tough Mudder but most of the folks I've talked to have to work so they are training but not competing.  A bunch of our staff have been working out with the Insanity DVDs.  I checked it out on Wednesday to see what all the hype was about.

Luckily I picked a spot at the back of the room so I could watch everyone in front of me and try to keep up.  Yeah, it is insane!  The best part was working out with a group of people - although there was no pressure to go faster or harder, there was an unspoken peer pressure that was just enough to keep me going.

I will not be participating in Tough Mudder.  I don't like to be cold and I especially don't like being wet and cold.  My hat is off to all of you Mudders - you are brave.  I am trying to get in shape for our August 11th triathlon, Tri for Hope.  This is a fundraiser for cancer and has been a great event in past years.  It is a sprint/beginner event so if you have always wanted to enter a triathlon but didn't want to be lined up against the world's greatest athletes, this would be a good tri for you.  There are quite a few impressive participants but the majority are out for some good exercise and a fun time.  And many are new to the tri-scene.

Whatever you are up to these days, own it and enjoy it!  And remember, only 217 days til ski season!
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