I am ready to get out on cross-country skis. It is early in the snow season and none of my nearby spots have enough snow yet. Maybe that is a good thing as, if the Nordic Track is any indication, I am not in shape for any serious skiing. I got my Nordic Track earlier this year at Salvation Army, and with a little adjustment it was my buy of the season. It gives a much more intense workout than my treadmill. I am hoping that it will prepare me for lots of good long-distance skiing this year. Maybe I will make a trek to the higher country this weekend and get a little time on the skis. Will keep you posted. Think snow-not bitter cold.