We are just over a week into 2013, so you have probably already broken your New Year’s resolution…and that’s ok. Don’t feel too badly, a full 75 percent of resolutions don’t survive. Goal setting is an important aspect of living a healthy, productive life but sometimes they are unrealistic, become a burden, and are better left out of your plans for the upcoming year. Some people are able to stick to their resolutions through the entire year. These people are crazy, and you can be too, with a little tweak to your approach. Instead of having cut and dry promises – saying you are going to run 50 miles a week, for example – use the resolution to frame a mindset of adventure and personal growth. A great example of this is commit yourself to taking every opportunity to “try something new” in 2013. This methodology may not have the same on-paper results you may crave, but you are definitely more likely to succeed.

Take a giant step in the right direction this weekend during Winter Trail Days. Resorts across the country are offering free rentals, demos, and lessons in snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, the perfect opportunity to get out there and try either if you have not had the pleasure. If you are an old pro, why not help others get involved and either volunteer or just be on hand to assist newbies.

Head up to Wisp Resort in McHenry, Maryland on Saturday for a full day of fun activities including demos, clinics, a kids snowshoe race, bonfire and giveaways. The event runs from 9am to 5pm and clinics are first come, first served so be sure to show up early.


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