His Excellency Aethien wrote:
I skated a 40km tour today, doing another one of 40-50km tomorrow. Not much can beat the feeling of sliding across the ice on two thin strips of metal.
And on Sunday my dad and his girlfriend coming over for a cup of tea while I complain about sore feet and aching muscles.
We rarely get the conditions to skate on our rivers, but this year they were perfect for a couple short weeks. I didn't get out, though I spent a minute thinking about what box my skates my still be packed in. I've not skated in probably ten years. Some of the guys I work with did get some good long runs in, though. I was jealous listening to them to them talk about it.
It's wonderful fun to lose yourself on the ice.