Category Archives: Skijoring

Well, it’s 2017

It’s been pretty quiet around here. Like last winter, this winter has been stingy with the snow and a little too generous with the thaws, freezing rain, and ice. We’ve been skijoring a handful of times and hope to get … Continue reading

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Say Goodnight, Skis

Earlier this week it snowed a couple of inches. At first it felt like a bit of a slap in the face from Mother Nature; things were starting to thaw around here and I was just recovering from the emotionally … Continue reading

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There is a Season…

It’s been a long, cold winter… but far from lonely. In fact, at times there has been juuuust a little too much polar vortex-induced togetherness for my mental health. Nonetheless, as everyone else seems to be rejoicing at the warmer … Continue reading

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Why do We Fall?

It’s ok to fall. According to my yoga instructor, anyway, and I think she’s right. Because really, once you take embarrassment out of the equation falling just teaches you how to avoid falling again next time. And since hardly anyone … Continue reading

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Hail the Victorious Skijorer (and the Premack Principle)

Oh, the power of the Premack Principle (which, by the way, is named after Mr. David Premack and not for a mack that is somehow being preceded). Remember our nemesis, the On By Tree? We have conquered it thusly: How? … Continue reading

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On the Heartbreak Rollercoaster with the King… Yea, We Got it Made

A few days ago I was out with the Mush Puppies and a lovely gentleman exclaimed, “You’ve got it made!” as we skied by him. And honestly, at the time I wasn’t in a very good mood. Not in any … Continue reading

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Back on the Skis

I took my first pretty bad fall on the skis today. It had nothing whatsoever to do with the dogs or with any sketchy hills, I just accidentally put a pole down on the inside of a ski which didn’t … Continue reading

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Loppet Skijor 2014

I’m having a lot of feelings about the Loppet this year. We finished, and nothing bad happened. If you recall last year my expectations for the Loppet were modest and simple: I wanted to finish, and I wanted nothing bad … Continue reading

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The Right Stuff

For now, Saturdays are Squash-only endeavors. With races coming up, he and I need some practice alone, and since Maisy is not always so nice to other dogs I don’t like to take her out on the weekends anyway since … Continue reading

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The Inescapable Agent of Someone’s Downfall

That’s what the dictionary tells me a “nemesis” is. I’m someone. And my nemesis is a tree. I’m not big on resolutions but I have vowed that by the end of this skijoring season we WILL glide smoothly ON BY … Continue reading

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