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Morning motivation
Im at home this morning, knowing that every minute that goes by, Im missing one more run like this. But can I make it look as good as Chris Anthony does?
Jack Affleck/Vail Resorts 

Morning motivation

By Tom Boyd

January 13, 2008 —  OK one more cup of coffee then Im out of here. I swear.

Hang on let me check the RealVail weather real quick and OH MY GOD ITS FREEZING OUT THERE!

When its cold outside, hovering below 5 degrees, I have a little trick that gives me inspiration: I sip some warm coffee and log onto RealVail. Then I peruse all our great photos from the recent days on Vail and Beaver Creek mountain and I remind myself: Self, I say, You know as soon as you make a few turns youre going to be plenty warm, and very happy, skiing through all that great snow.

Morning motivation
...But when I see the thermometer it somehow makes me want to pour just one more cup of coffee before I head out.
By Tom Boyd 

Then I layer up: expedition-weight long underwear, fleece sweatpants, fleece sweatshirt, Patagonia sweater, Mountain Hardwear jacket, shell, gloves, and my big, bad, Nepalese wool hat (not very fashionable, but VERY, VERY, warm.

Then I slap a few hand-warmers in my backpack, a few Powerbars or Cliff bars, and Im out the door.

Which reminds me, what the heck am I doing writing this right now? Lets GO!



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