Tent Sale Overdose

This past weekend was the 42nd Annual Hoigaard’s Tent Sale. It’s the official kick off for winter, the first time folks can get their hands on equipment and apparel to go out and play in the snow this year.  It was my 12th working sale and I’m always amazed at how much work it is to set up and prep for this event.  I’ve worked 8 days in a row, first hauling ski boots out to the tent and organizing them on shelves, then 3 days of kneeling on asphalt covered by indoor carpet fitting ski boots, and finally 2 days of bringing all the equipment back into the store and new this year organizing it for another extended weekend sale.  I am exhausted and looking forward to a day off today. 

 My morning walks were put on hold for a few days.  It’s hard physical labor to pull off this sale and I just couldn’t get out of bed to walk.  Yet, it was the Nordic Walking Tuesday at Lake of the Isles last nite that put me back into rhythm with my body and spirit.  It was so good to walk and talk with the women and enjoy a warm night around the lake.

We had several new walkers, thanks in part to Chris Freytag’s Monday Motivation article on Nordic Walking.  I first met Chris 4 years ago when she called wanting to learn more about this “walking with sticks” activity.  Chris is a fellow affficionado of being active outdoors and does a weekly early morning spot encouraging people to get out and get moving.  It was fun to reconnect with her and I appreciate the push for Nordic Walking!http://www.kare11.com/news/local/mornings/motivation/motivation_article.aspx?storyid=824395&catid=188 

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