Frozen Day 1: Soreness Prevails

Temperature: -12 degrees Celsius

Time: 1:34 pm – 3:50 pm

Today’s Minutes: 136

Total Challenge Minutes: 136

I had fun last night. A lot of fun. So today was, well, rough.

After a weekend of broomball games and celebration beverages, I awoke with a smattering of bruises everywhere, some nicks, an incredibly sore body and a near inability to move my neck any which way. Nevertheless, I dragged my sorry self out of my cocoon and embarked upon my outdoor adventure. My companion and I walked down to the snow castle for its opening day.

Okay, okay. It was more of a shuffle on my part, but we made it there and back. The snow castle itself is amazing. Sitting inside of it was like any kid’s dream come true. I’m talking some serious snow fort magic here. This isn’t just a hole dug into a mound of snow. This is a fortress made of snow and ice. It comes complete with a café, a roof top viewing area, stage, courtyard, snow carvings and seating. Sometimes you just have to stop, take in your surroundings and really appreciate the moment. I still can’t believe this place sometimes. I mean, really… I’m sitting in a gigantic snow castle. This is real life. Check out the snow castle yourself here.

It was such a beautiful day with the temperature barely dropping down to the double digits; however, my poor battered body couldn’t do much more so I trudged home and spent the rest of the day flat out. Perhaps the most uneventful start to a challenge yet, but I did manage to clock my 2 hours and my neck will be good to go in a couple of days – I’ll be a bit more lively after I’ve recuperated a bit. The fresh air was much needed and, as always, it felt great to be outside. This is going to be a fun challenge, though I know maintaining it on the weekdays will be a lot more tough. So, bear with me and let’s see what I discover along the way.

Oh. And yes, both the teams I played for won gold this weekend. So the bruises were worth it.

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