By: Magi Scallion
The holiday season can be contrarily peaceful or hectic – especially depending on where you work. I work in the service industry (at a ski hill), so Christmas is one of our busiest times of the year. This is all well and good from a revenue perspective, but not so plentiful from a seasonal peace perspective.
I was able, this year, to take refuge in some trail adventures. After my work day, and on my days off, I was able to go for a long ski from my front porch. I ventured up some snowmobile trails, deep into the mountains. The silence and peace really helped me connect with the season and dwell on happy feelings of love for my family and friends.
I often wonder how people who don’t have the athletic escape find these ways to ground and re-connect. I am very thankful for my health and environs that allow me to “get away from it all” in one of the most beautiful places in the world! Here’s to a new year, new adventures… and … no debilitating injuries!
Born in Nova Scotia and emigrating to British Columbia via Ontario and Alberta, Magi has been running the entire way. Primarily defined as a cross country ski racer, Magi has competed nationally and internationally in that sport. The highlight of her career was competing in the World University Games and the World Cup races in Canada in 2007. Cross country skiers rely heavily on running for cross training and Magi has become an accomplished trail and mountain runner, representing Canada at the World Mountain Running Championships in 2005 and the winning numerous national championships medals.
Today Magi runs for fun… and it’s a lot of fun! Epic mountain runs, city cruises with friends, and more keep her happy and occupied outside of work and school.