Anchorage is hosting the U.S. Cross Country Championships, starting this weekend.
That's assuming the weather cooperates. The rules say a race can’t begin if the temperatures are colder than minus 4. Let me tell you, it has been a lot colder than minus 4 around town lately. Right now, it's about minus 6 here at the Daily News. It was minus 11 at my house this morning.
I don't know if the 400 or so national-caliber skiers will be able to hit the trails this weekend or not. I’m pretty sure I won't.
Gina and I squeezed in a ski last week before all the cold weather hit. So it’s been basically a week off the skis. I'm a little itchy; maybe I'll get adventurous and head out for a short ski, but the cold weather makes it hard to get motivated.
Here's hoping it warms up a few degrees, both for our visitors and for myself.