As a Canadian kid growing up with snow sports was pretty much a given. With eight months of snow its hard to avoid if you ever want to go outside.
Tobogganing ranked pretty high up on my list as it was basically available right in my backyard. We all had a toboggan of some sort and everyday after school we would head out the closest hill and spend hours dragging them up and then flying down as fast as we could.
We would build ramps and see who could get the most air time. We would also crash off them and roll face first into the snow on a regular basis. My sister has a permanently damaged tailbone from one particular incident involving a wooden toboggan and a poorly judged route.
Anyway, it was endless entertainment and pretty damn good exercise too! Nothing like three hours of dragging a sled full of heavy snow up the side of a hill while wearing a snowsuit and big clunky boots to get your cardio up to snuff. Somehow it didn’t seem to bother us back then though.
I’m pretty sure I would have a full on cardiac arrest if I tried that now. I do try to keep in shape and I’ve taken up skiing again which is a nice way to ease into the world of outdoor sports without all the uphill trekking. The ride up the chairlift is a nice recovery between runs.
These days I also make sure I get my protein smoothie before I take on any strenuous exercise and sometimes afterward too. As we get older its critical that we get the proper nutrition so we can stay active and age in a healthy way.
Tobogganing is a whole lot more like work and involves a lot more caution than it used to but its still a lot of fun too! If you happen to be in a snow filled location this winter then you should give it a try.
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