Monday, June 29, 2009

Park City Road Trip

I know what winter is like in Park City. Amazing! I'm going on a road trip to find out what Utah summers have to offer. Taking the moutain bike and hitting the trails. I'll keep you updated. xoxo -ski girl

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

google adsense doesn't love me anymore :(

Last week I received an email from Google AdSense stating that they were canceling my AdSense account. Here's the email they sent me.

Google AdSense Account Disabled


While going through our records recently, we found that your AdSense
account has posed a significant risk to our AdWords advertisers. Since
keeping your account in our publisher network may financially damage our
advertisers in the future, we've decided to disable your account.

Please understand that we consider this a necessary step to protect the
interests of both our advertisers and our other AdSense publishers. We
realize the inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you in advance
for your understanding and cooperation.

If you have any questions about your account or the actions we've taken,
please do not reply to this email. You can find more information by


The Google AdSense Team

When I followed the link they sent me I found this very informative bit of info:

"Why was my account disabled? Can you tell me more about the invalid click activity you detected?

Because we have a need to protect our proprietary detection system, we're unable to provide our publishers with any information about their account activity, including any web pages, users, or third-party services that may have been involved.

As you may know, Google treats invalid click activity very seriously, analyzing all clicks and impressions to determine whether they fit a pattern of use that may artificially drive up an advertiser's costs or a publisher's earnings. If we determine that an AdSense account may pose a risk to our AdWords advertisers, we may disable that account to protect our advertisers' interests.

Lastly, please note that as outlined in our Terms and Conditions, Google will use its sole discretion when determining instances of invalid click activity."

I'm not sure exactly what they mean by invalid click activity. My understanding was that I could never click on my own ads and I haven't. Even though some of them look interesting. I'm a skier and the ads were content specific. What other people do when visiting my blog is up to them.

I was very hurt by this. Google AdSense doesn't love me anymore.

There were 2 days that I had more than 100 visitors. This may have been construed as unusual activity. I have no idea whether these visitors clicked on the AdSense ads or not!

Now I can appeal and I think I'm going to. When I research AdSense disabling accounts I found other Bloggers that this had happened to. One situation was very similar to mine. His visitors shot up over a period of a few days and Google AdSense then disabled him. He appealed 2 times and got AdSense reinstated. Here is his story.

Google AdSense I'm not sure if I want you anymore. I learned a little something from "He's Just Not That Into You" and I'm exploring my options.

-ski girl

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Farrah Fawcett skied like a girl

Farrah Fawcett retrospective photos include Canadian ski trip.
National Ski Examiner Eric Wagnon writes about Farrah's early days as a skier.
Click here for full article.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

ski like a girl on blogcatalog

Hi everyone,
ski like a girl is listed in blogcatalog and I could use your help with some reviews of the blog. If you have a minute and like what you've been reading please go to blogcatalog and let them know how you feel. Thanks and keep skiing!
-ski girl

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mt. Hood Scramble

The scramble to the finish. I thought the river crossing was the end and then looked up and realized I had to crawl up the hill!

This is straight from the X-Dog site:
Harsh weather, with near freezing conditions and high winds added new challenges to the Mt. Hood Scramble. A record turnout braved the course and conditions."
No kidding! It was ridiculously cold. We got there early so we had an hour to stress out and freeze and think about the stupidity of leaving the warm car and "running". Happy Father's Day! Forget about a relaxing day and a yummy brunch. We chose to do this. This race sold out. A lot of people chose to do this. The week before they were selling extra spots on e Bay!

A Scramble isn't really a run. It's an adventure race, with obstacles. Gravel, sand, rocks, snow, river crossings, mud bogs... fun, fun, fun!!! At the mud bog I fell off of the log I was balancing on and ended up shin deep in mud. My shoes were getting sucked off as I tried to pull myself out.

Click here
for official race photos by Brian Conaghan. There's a lovely photo montage of Robert helping me at the first river crossing. Search racer number 111, that's me. Robert is 112. After the first river crossing chivalry was dead! I was on my own and I was fine. I didn't freak out. I didn't look for the easy way across the river. It turns out that the best places to make your move and pass a few peeps are at the river crossings. On a lot of the single track sections you get stuck in a little train going the speed of whoever is in front. Each river crossing became an opportunity to get out of the pack. Instead of looking for the safest crossing or going where everyone else was I would just jump in the river and keep on running!

As I write this I'm on the XTERRA web site trying to decide if I'm up to the Portland XTERRA Triathlon at Hagg Lake. I'd get to swim, mountain bike, and trail run. I think I'm toughening up. I still like my running clothes to match. And yes, I stop and smile for every picture but ski girl is becoming one tough chick. Next year I need to wear knee socks to keep the gravel and sand from ripping up my feet. Not being able to wear shoes while my cuts heal has put a crimp in my training schedule this week. It's flip flops only for the next few days.
And yes, I am planning on doing this one again. X-dog events rock!! Check out x-dog's event schedule for more awesome races this summer! I may see you there.

-ski girl

Friday, June 19, 2009

ski like a girl's guide to summer skiing in the Southern Hemisphere

Don't let the fact that it's summer stop you from skiing. There are quite a few options for those of us that still wanna get our ski on over the next few months. Remember it may be summer here but in the Southern Hemisphere winter is just getting going. You can ski from June thru October in many Southern Hemisphere locals. Use your frequent flyer miles, pack your gear, and go ski!

Southern Hemisphere

Check back for ideas on summer glacier skiing and summer indoor skiing. Dubai any one?
-ski girl

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

U.S. Ski Team update: Rahlves and crew train at Mt. Hood camp |

Look who's at T-line right now!
We all need to get up there and check out the U.S. Ski Team.

-ski girl

Click here for full article from the Sierra Sun.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

snowsport training

Check out the BoarDRock from Fitter First. It's a little more applicable to snowboarders but ski like a girl is all about cross training. If I can get this down I can break out some new tricks when I'm on my K2 Va Va Voom. Yes, I snowboard too. Sort of. See above picture for the results of my last snowboarding attempt!

BoarDRock Doesn't Roll, It Totally Rocks!

Looking to keep your kids active over the summer months? Look no further! A great addition to your balance training program. The perfect trainer for snowboarders, skateboarders or wakeboarders. Walking, rocking, spinning and jumping are just a few of the cool things you will love to do on your BoarDRock. A versatile tool for balance and fitness exercises or practicing your toughest board tricks.

You can perform all your favorite board tricks year-round, inside or outside on flexing spheres instead of rolling wheels. Practice your:

• ollies
• grabs

• nollies
• manuals

• kickflips • spins
• and all your old school tricks,

before showing up your friends at the skate park. Learn to throw 360's. 720's or for the experts, 1080 degree spins! The BoarDRock's 31" skate board deck is attached to spheres with flexing rubber mounts that give the rider a unique and challenging experience. This is a perfect trainer for snow boards, skateboarders, wake boarders or anyone who wants to enhance balance and spinning skills.

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If you have used the BoarDRock or have any tips on snowsport training and conditioning I'd love to hear from you.
-ski girl

Sunday, June 14, 2009

ski like a girl survives blue lake tri

Well I did more than survive. I won my age group and came in 5th in the masters. Yes, I am dating myself by admitting that but who cares! I am a triathlete. Here are the race results if you want to take a peek. Blue Lake Results. Before the race family and friends would ask me what my goals were for the race and I would laugh and say "to finish." Secretly my goal was to win my age group and I did!!!

I have a lot of room to improve my times. Especially my run. I was super slow. Really slow, I didn't know I could run a 5k that slow. My transition times were crazy long too. It's like I forgot it was a race at times. One of my transitions was so long I could have squeezed in a spa treatment. Swim, massage, bike ride...?

I'm watching footage from the Kona Ironman as I write this cuz that's just how obsessed with this triathlon thing I've become. The opening shots are of early race morning at the pier in Kailua-Kona. It's so blue and beautiful and tropical and stressful and scary!

Yesterday's swim at Blue lake was easy for me. None of the fear or panic surfaced. I just focused on keeping my breathing even, my legs strong, and taking the next stroke. Remember my earlier fears over the open water swim? It's funny as I watch the Kona race footage my heart rate is higher than during yesterday's actual swim. Here are a few choice quotes from the commentary about the Kona Ironman swim.

  • "It's a feeding frenzy out there."
  • "It's scary out there."
  • "There's nobody out there that's your friend."
  • "Slapping your back. Pulling on your legs."
  • "It's a washing machine, elbows, and arms. Kicking and screaming."
  • "It's like a cross between swimming and wrestling."
This last one is my fav.
  • "People clawing right over your back and kicking you and that's just the women."
Seriously, that's some scary stuff and that's just the start of the race.

Even Sister Madonna Buder, a nun and 76, gets all agro and wants to pull a guys goggles off because he was repeatedly nudging her during the swim. She's a nun! I'm going to have to toughen up. Finally as I watch, anxiety rising, the swimmers find a line and realize they have 2.4 miles to go. I'm struggling to build up to 1 mile!

I'm watching this as part of my plan to get to Kona. Some sort of sadomasochistic visualization exercise. Watch a stressful situation enough and you'll become accustomed to it. Right?

It's a good thing that I'm going skiing soon or I'd have to change this blog's name from ski like a girl to tri girl. Don't worry my dear ski friends. I'll get back to the ski talk soon. Promise.

Let me know how your doing in the comments. Or if you have any training tips (ski, tri, or anything else) I'd love to hear them. I'm on The Road to Kona! Wanna join me? I could use some training partners.
-ski girl/tri girl

My very pink and girly transition area. Can I get anything else in pink? Oh yeah, a new pink race bike!

Friday, June 12, 2009

blue lake triathlon vs. world naked bike ride

Tomorrow is the big day and I'm ready. The Blue Lake Triathlon. A little pre-race jitters but I'm feeling good. I picked up my race packet today and my wave of the race has pink swim caps. Very girly, I love it.

For those of you who have absolutely no interest in triathlons let me offer you another biking option. This month our lovely Portland is home to Pedalpaloooza. Pedalpaloooza is 2+ weeks of biking fun. With 197 mostly free events.

Here are some of the more interesting highlights for this Saturday, June 13th, 2009.

The main event Saturday is the midnight World Naked Bike Ride.
Join us in the largest naked ride in North America, and quite possibly the world, as we gently protest against the fossil fuel dependence, and show the world a better, funner way. Click here for more propaganda. The dress code is officially "as bare as you dare". The ride is a loop, starting and ending at the dance party. This is an unsupported ride, meaning you ride at your own risk.

You can also pedal sans bike shorts in the daytime with the WNBR Sunny Nekkid Ride.
Coe Circle, NE 39th and Glisan
Proof Portland is twice the bike city of anywhere else: we kick it with two WNBR. This one because nekkid in the sun is sublime.

Or another option is the Fig Leif 5k and Off Road Naked Bike Ride. Wow if they would throw in a swim somewhere and this could be the new naked triathlon. And I was worried about the lack of support in my tri suit.

Forest Park, NW Leif Eriksen Drive
(500 yards beyond the NW Thurman Street gate)
7:30pm - 8:30pm, Gathering begins 15 minutes prior to the start This is the 4th Year of the Fig Leif 5K with the addition of Portland's first Off-Road Naked Bike Ride. Both events start at the paved section of NW Leif Erickson Road at 7:30pm on Saturday, June 13th. This is the area about 500 yards beyond the entry gate at the top of NW Thurman St hill.

Pick your ride and have fun. You know where I'll be tomorrow.
Keep in touch and let me know how your weekend goes. I'd love to hear from you. If you make it to the WNBR keep the pics to yourself.
-swim, bike, and run like a girl

Thursday, June 11, 2009

overly challenged

There is nothing like a challenge to jump start a stalled workout program. Challenges can bring new focus and clarity. Challenges can increase strength. You learn new things about yourself through challenging situations. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

Blah, blah, blah....

Okay you get it challenges are a good thing.

But my question to you is can you be overly challenged? Overly challenged as in too many challenges!!!

Challenge #1

Corepower Yoga is offering a summer yoga challenge. The challenge there is to attend 40 yoga classes in 14 weeks. Seems easy enough 40 classes between Memorial Day and Labor day. I sign up, during class that day I'm trying to calculate how many classes that works out to per week. Having a hard time focusing due to difficulty of class and poor math skills. Give up on coming up with actual number and focus instead on how buff my arms are going to be after 40 classes. 40 classes multiplied by an average of 15 to 20 chaturangas per classes= hmm? Once again stumped by the math and the heat and the,may I repeat myself, difficultly of the class. Let go of the math and make it through the class. Make it to 3 classes that week. Week 2, my little princess comes down with pneumonia. I make it to 1 class. Week 3, I've made it to 2. The numbers are not in my favor. At this rate I'm going to have to go everyday in August to met the challenge. But once again encouraged by how buff my arms are going to be. Vanity anyone? Wait I think I meant to write Enlightenment anyone? Oh well the truth is out.

Challenge #2

one hundred push ups
The goal here is to be able to perform 100 push ups consecutively. The 100 push up folks nicely give you the option of doing the girly kind of push ups on your knees but I want the real ones. See reference to really buff arms in preceding paragraph. There is an assessment test to see where your at and then 3 workouts a week to get you to your 100.

two hundred sit-ups
While on the site I discovered the 200 sit ups challenge and thought "why not?" I'm already on the ground doing my push ups. I'll just flip over and during the 60 second rest period between each push up set I'll do my sit ups.

There is a cool tool called the push ups logger to keep track of your progress. They've even thoughtfully provided a space for you to write notes about each workout. It's a really big space. I mean a really, really big space. Check it out. I mean what could you possibly say about 5 sets of push ups or sit ups that would require the space of a novella to notate it. I of course feel compelled to try and fill up the space. Notating hand positions, cute outfit worn, energy level, emotional state, temperature, air pressure, cleanliness of my wood floor.....

Challenge #3

I'm a big Jillian Michaels fan. I get my circuit training from Jillian. I recently discovered the boards on her website. The boards are a way for people to connect and support each other as they workout and lose weight. They are also a way for someone like me to sign up for more fitness challenges. Thanks to Jillian and the gang I'm currently doing 100 lunges, 100 bicycle crunches, and 100 push ups each week. There's also some random stuff to do like journaling, weigh ins, and throwing out all your junk food. But let's focus on the physical challenges for now and the fact that someday soon I will look hot in my bikini according to the bikini challenge I signed up for.

My problem with adding on the Jillian challenges is that I work out a lot on my own. Running, biking, swimming, strength training, yoga.. So can I count the exercises I'm already doing towards my challenge totals? Or should it be something completely separate. At Corepower Yoga we mix multiple sets of core work between the vinyasas. Now if we happen to get in some yogi bicycles can I count that towards my Jillian bicycles. And if I do try and count them how can I possible keep track of them during class. You know my problem with numbers!? Yikes.

Somehow if I count one activity towards the other I feel like I'm cheating. So for now I'm keeping it all separate. No crossover. So what if I end up doing a million sit ups or push ups in one week! I'll just log them all down and keep on going.

If you have any suggestions for me or would like to share some of your summer challenges please leave a comment. I'd love to hear from you.

-ski girl, I'm overly challenged and I just wanna ski!

p.s. Did I mention the lunge challenge? I'm holding off on that until after my triathlon this weekend. Fresh legs and all that.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

little chix that rip

As a new ski instructor your first few years of teaching are spent teaching in kid's ski. It's a great way to hone your teaching skills and build confidence as an instructor. One of the banes of teaching kid's ski lessons for some instructors is the day care lesson. I personally love the day care lesson. For the most part it is less about skiing and more about making sure the kid's are safe, warm, and very happy. These kids are the future of skiing and you want to keep them happy. One bad day and they may not want to ski again. Ever! In a day care lesson it's sometimes more about fun and games then actual instruction. There is lots of laughter and the occasional tear. Although skiing is the focus as much time can be spent with snow ball fights, making snow angels, putting gloves back on, picking up kid's who have crashed, hugs, and wiping up tears.

Day care lessons usually start at age 3 but last season I met a very special 2 year old. When I first met her, she liked to be called Maggie Mae. She was a tiny little thing, like a pixie. She wore an over sized blue one piece ski suit with lots of room to grow. Her parents both work for the resort so an exception was made and Maggie Mae, at 2, was joining the group lesson. At first I was worried, she was so little and I already had a group of kids to work with. But I had nothing to worry about. Maggie Mae, at 2, was focused and driven. She wanted to ski. She would loop around the fun zone passing the other kids. She rode up the magic carpet and came down again and again. She had an innate joy and passion for skiing. This is a girl that I want to ski like.

My second year teaching and I was back in day care. Maggie Mae was now a very mature three and didn't want to be called Maggie Mae. "Please don't call me that, my name is Margaret", she solemnly informed me. She was now knee high and ready to ride the lift. We left the fun zone behind and moved on to Buttercup and then Mitchell Creek. Those tiny little turns she had perfected in the safety of the fun zone served her well up on the hill. What I love about Margaret is that although she works hard she knows when she's done. A lot of kids end a lesson in tears, they are exhausted, they want to go inside but they want to keep skiing. Margaret will simply state, "I'm done now Leilani let's go in." She's already figured out that there will be more snow tomorrow and another chance to ski. Some of my favorite days teaching have been with Margaret. We would ski together in lessons in the morning. And then again in the afternoon. If I didn't have another lesson, Margaret and I would go back out again.

Towards the end of the season I was working with day care kid's less and less. Training for my level II lead to more advanced lessons. I was now out on the hill with the black diamond kids. My days of the fun zone were behind me but I missed them. I met Margaret's dad once and he told me that when he asked Margaret how her day was her answer was either, "I got to ski with Leilani today or I didn't ski with Leilani today." That's how I'd rate my ski days too. A good day skiing was one spent with Margaret, a little chick that rips.

Next year when the snow begins to fall again, Margaret will be 4. It will be interesting to see what changes the summer has brought about. I hope I have the privilege of teaching the day care lessons, and skiing with Margaret once again. Watch out for this little girl, she's going places. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see her someday in the Olympics or X Games. At 3, she's already apart of that very special club, the chix that rip.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Check out next years Line Pandora! 115 under foot. Just have to decide if I want last years 09's or this years.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

open water swim clinic Blue Lake

It's 55 degrees out. I don't wanna get in the lake. ;(

Friday, June 5, 2009

I am a runner

When I started running again this past fall it was in an effort to loss weight, to stay fit during ski season, and to train for that marathon that's been on my to do list for the past 3 years.

I would look at the other runners I saw on the paths and wonder "when I would be a real runner"? I'm a fairly curvy girl and to me runners were tiny, little things. Women with little booties and non-existent chests were runners. My perception of the real runner had nothing to do with running technique. It was almost completely based on body perception.

But truthfully it was more than that. There is a feeling of inauthenticity that is pervasive in women. Whatever we are doing, it isn't enough. Even though I was running, almost daily, I wasn't a runner. A real runner. How do I change that way of thinking? I ski but am I a skier? I swim but am I a swimmer? Doesn't the fact that I'm participating in the activity mean that I am a skier, runner, swimmer...

What is it that leads to this kind of thinking? For me it was more than physical as I began to add the miles each week, and took my runs from flat streets to hilly, muddy, trails I still questioned "when will I be a real runner?"

This winter I have run in the rain, in the mud, and even in the snow. One afternoon after skiing even I tried running in snow shoes. Last night the weather service warned of high winds and heavy rain but I had a run to do. As I made my way through the forest I realized that something had changed. That something was the way I saw myself.

If you take a look at the new gadget I've added to my sidebar from RunningAHEAD you'll see that I've clocked in over 18 miles this week. I've competed in my first trail race. I finished my first triathlon and loved it so much I signed up for 3 more. I'm still curvy but now I'm fit. I'm strong. I'm confidant and sure footed. I'm proud of what I can do. And yes, I am a runner.

Please share your stories and accomplishments. I'd love to hear from you.

-ski girl aka the runner
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Thursday, June 4, 2009

chix that rip


Summer is coming on strong but it's never too early to start planning your next ski season. There are certain things in life that take a little planning and one of those is making sure you get signed up for the HEAD RIPPIN CHIX STEEP CAMP. The 2010 camp dates aren't out yet but last year's camp was held over President's Day Weekend in Crested Butte, Colorado. This camp sells out and ski girls this is one camp you don't want to miss!!!

From the camps 2009's website:
"Freeskiing champion Alison Gannett is proud to bring her infamous steep skiing camps for women to Crested Butte Mountain Resort again this season.
This camp is for real skiers wishing to improve their skills and confidence in a life-changing weekend. Open to alpine and tele chix wishing to improve their skills and confidence on black runs, with 6 exciting levels:
  • A level - Those who can ski black runs for several hours
  • B level - Those who wish to start skiing double blacks
  • C level - Those who can ski double blacks but need confidence and tricks to negotiate rocks and stumps
  • D level - Those who can ski double blacks all the time and wish to learn to jump off rocks and ski faster.
  • E level - Those looking jump bigger cliffs, straightline and compete in extreme contests.
Learn Alison’s special step by step progression method to tackling the steeps, including her five ways to catch air, and special tricks to make the tough stuff like rocks, trees, powder, chutes, and moguls seem easy."
Well that's exactly what this ski girl wants; to catch air and for rocks, trees, powder, chutes, and moguls to seem easy. Don't we all want that?

More cool stuff about Allison:
  • Woman Freeskier of the Year
  • World Cup Free Skiing Champion
  • 24 Hour Solo Mountain Bike Champion
  • One of the few women featured in ski flicks by Teton Gravity Research and Matchstick Productions
  • She's also an environmentalists into promoting green living and sustainable building practises
  • Her recent work with the Save Our Snow Foundation offers solutions to the imminent impact of climate change on winter sports like snow boarding and skiing

"This two day camp focuses on changing your life through improving confidence in your skiing. While baby steps are emphasized and comraderie, this camp does not come complete with yoga, red wine or filet mingon. Included is world class instruction and instructors, video analysis, free demos, and insane goodie bags and raffles."
For video footage of Allison click HERE.

One of the key things to skiing like a girl is looking good and of course skiing better than the boys. I think this camp will definitely get us there. Keep checking back for the 2010 dates and for more info on upcoming camps and events. If you know of anything fun and exciting for ski girls in your area please share it in the comments. Thanks. Can't wait to hear from you.

-ski girl: soon to be one of the chix that rip!

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

ski like a girl's guide to summer fitness and fun

As summer approaches ski like a girl is going through snow withdrawals. Although nothing is quite as exhilarating as skiing, here are some fun things to do while waiting for the snow to fall again. Summer can be a time of exploration, to build new skills, and to increase your strength and conditioning.

Try some (or all) of these activities for summer fun.

  • Run; improve your cardiovascular conditioning and strength by starting a running program. Check out Runners World for safe beginning training program ideas. For added fun find local races to motivate you. Or combine your skills and go for a triathlon. Swim, bike, and run like a girl!
  • Hit the trails; go for a hike, trail run, or mountain bike ride. Check out your local ski resort for challenging hiking and mountain biking trails. Explore the terrain that you enjoyed all winter in a whole new way.
  • Surfing; find a local surf shop and take a beginner lesson. Surf Diva in La Jolla, California offers beginner and refresher clinics. Or even better take off with the Surf Divas on a Costa Rica Surf Adventure. Complete with daily yoga sessions to help you prepare you for the waves, relaxing massage, wonderful freshly prepared meals and of course, great surf!
  • Try Yoga; find a local studio and practise a new yoga style. Corepower Yoga offers hot, power, sculpt, and more. They have studios in Colorado, Oregon, California, Illinois, and Minnesota. For those who can't get to a studio they also offer Yoga on Demand, a selection of yoga classes and videos online.
  • Keep Skiing; attend a camp and improve your skills. Timberline and Whistler are both host to numerous summer camps on their glaciers. From freestyle to race camps there is something for everyone. NASTC offers a trip to Portillo, Chile and for the first time NASTC is offering a kids' freeskiing/race training camp for ages 8-14. What a great family vacation, summer skiing in Portillo!
Have a great time and enhance your ski skills for next season. Enjoy your summer! If you have any ideas for summer fitness and fun please share them in the comments. Thanks!

Monday, June 1, 2009

How girly am I?

Drum roll please.......... The results are in and for those of you who know me or are getting to know me it's probably not a huge surprise. I do have my very girly moments balanced with the wild/adventurous ones. Remember my how to ski like a girl post! Very girly.

ski like a girl
You Are 60% Girly
You're a little girly, a little boyish, and probably a whole lot indie.
You have your own unique style, and it pretty much defies gender lines.

I'd question the style that defies gender lines result. I'd go with style decidedly girly and an attitude that defies gender lines. After my mock tri the other day I went out in a very girly sundress with my tri number tattooed a.k.a. sharpied on my leg. Now that's 60% girly.

In case you missed the blogthings quiz. And for my guy friends, you can take the quiz too. Just be truthful with your answers and it should all turn out okay. I hope?!? I'll try and find a very special quiz just for you soon.

Leave your results in the comments area. Can't wait to hear from you!
-60% ski like a girl

the best post race recovery: a mani/pedi

This doesn't have much to do with skiing as in "ski like a girl" but it is very girly.

There's nothing like a mani/pedi for making tired, overworked feet feel loved. After my race this past weekend my tootsies were in need of some loving. Following a soak, wax treatment, and a wonderful foot and leg massage, I went with the OPI Ink, a blueish, purple shade with a little sparkle. I can't wait to wear it on my toes this summer. Click on this link to check out a review OPI Night Brights Review. Shared via AddThis

Take this quiz to find out how girly you are and then head to Serenity Nail Spa. Make sure and ask for Nancy, she's amazing and there 7 days a week!

Leave your quiz results in the comments area and I'll let you know what mine are!