So, here we are again. Spring time. The snow is melting, the pond-skimming and t-shirt skiing is back and we all feel a bittersweet rush of emotion. Although we all have an obsession, or at least a love for winter sports, spring time does feel good. But if you’re like me, wait two weeks and you’ll want to be on the mountain again as you’re sneezing from the pollen. So, in an effort to ease the pain of spring time, here are a few things I love to do the off-season.
1. Stand Up Paddle Board
I started SUPing last summer and I fell in love with it. I was really missing having my feet on a board, and I figured this was a perfect way to stay in shape and practice my balance. It is always important to practice your balance in the off-season, because it makes it an easy transition back into winter. Like I said, it is also a great way to stay in shape. It works pretty much every part of your body. I live near the beach during the summer, so I like to do it close to dusk, because watching the sun set is very relaxing.
2. High Cascade Snowboard Camp
OK, so, this might be cheating as an off-season activity – because it’s still snowboarding. But, its the best place on earth. It’s located on Mount Hood, Oregon and is a weekly camp for the months of June,July and August. Check out my post that includes the podcast for photos and more information on High Cascade.
As I’ve said in previous posts, yoga is an excellent way to stay in shape, improve balance and relax. It’s also a great way to make friends. Enroll in a class at your gym and don’t be afraid to start event if you have no idea what you’re doing. Most people are very welcoming and willing to help you out!
4. Go to A Red Sox Game
There really aren’t many things that compare to a night at Fenway Park. It a beautiful ball park filled with enthusiastic fans. Even if you don’t follow baseball closely, (me), it is still a great time if you go with friends. If you are not from the Boston area, any ballpark will do!
5. Go to the Beach
I mean, this doesn’t really need much explanation. Besides the mountain, the beach is my favorite place to be. It’s a fun place to unwind with friends and family and just have a great time. My ideal day at the beach is a cooler filled with my favorite beverages, kan jam, and friends. 🙂
6. Go to an Outdoor Concert
The Comcast Center is my favorite place to go for concerts. In the summer, country concerts are my favorite. i usually manage to go to three or four per summer. Tailgating is my favorite part. Get there early – as close to the times the gates open. You will get a good spot in the parking lot and ample time to play games and grill.
7. Drive Across the Country
I am lucky enough to fulfill this dream of mine this June. I will be driving from Seattle to Boston and I could not be happier about it. It is a perfect way to fill a week or more of time and to make some great memories.
Comment below or Tweet at me @cassachussetts if you have a favorite Off-Season activity you think I should try!
Thanks for reading!