Thursday, June 24, 2010

Olympic Day at 'The Club'

2010 Olympian Garrott Kuzzy starting the relay

June 23rd is Olympic Day in celebration of the birth of the modern Olympics. The LCO Boys and Girls Club celebrated the day with 2010 Olympian Garrott Kuzzy and several members of CXC Team Vertical Limit.

Getting Fired up watching highlights from the 2010 Games

Santi cheering Delilah on in the Pineapple Slalom

Ardepol Puppin.

One of the most challenging legs of the relay was Ardepol Puppin. I am nearly positive I am spelling it wrong, but one of the funniest and most challenging games was Ardepol Pupping. Everyone had to set a potato on a chair, sit down and pick it up, waddle over and drop it in a bowl. This was a fun one to watch.

Running the Jump Rope Gauntlet

Potatoes make you strong

Refueling our hardwork with fresh Pineapple. 90% of the kids were enjoying fresh pineapple for the first time

Saturday, June 19, 2010

CXC Team joins Minnesota Youth Ski League Practice

CXC Team Vertical Limit had a great training camp in Marine on St. Croix, MN. The old mill town was quiet and peaceful allowing us to get our work done. Roller skiing, running, biking and weight lifting were the names of the games.

2010 CXC Team Vertical Limit

One of the highlights of the week for me was joining the Minnesota Youth Ski League Practice. We brought our agility and coordination strength equipment and with a little imagination has some great ski specific games, relays, and activities. 30 of us enjoyed a beautiful afternoon.

Diggins and the girls warming up

Tad getting some air...The hurdle jump station was a big hit.

There is more than one way to get over a hurdle. Bryce, getting after it.


I will be brining the hurdles and ladders to the Boys and Girls Club this Wednesday, June 23 for 'Olympic Day'. Who is ready to show they have the ups?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Final Ski in Washington

I have been in Washington State the past 3 weeks. I come out each spring to take advantage of some late season skiing on snow. It snows a lot high in the mountains and it takes all that snow a long time to melt away. During my trip I had 12 days of skiing on snow. It is also very nice to be able to go back to where I grew up and visit with my friends and family. I also like to be able to help my mom and dad out around the house and with the yearly firewood. There is a lot more work to be done on the wood pile with nearly 30 cords left to cut and split.

Lots of snow up high but I decided a roller ski would be a better workout for the day.

Dad setting the pace

My brother Chad, my favorite all-time training partner

Why am I roller skiing with all this snow around?

The Boys and Girls Club opened for the summer on Monday and I am ready for some summer fun. I will be at
'The Club' next Monday. I am excited to check on the plants in the club garden.

I am currently putting in a solid week of training with CXC Team Vertical Limit teammates in Marine on St. Croix, MN. We are roller skiing, running, weight training and canoeing. Check back for pictures later in the week.