My body is finally back to normal after the 300 meter x-country race I “won” on Saturday in the pine forests of Borovoye. I’ve never raced before, just always considered x-country skiing as a solitary sport out in our back woods in Minnesota. Yes, I suppose the Asian Winter Games has inspired everyone to compete in winter sports. I think everyone at my university thought how could an “old lady” like me beat some other athletes? Yeah, good question which my aching muscles the next few days were crying out for a reasonable answer. Well, I could load my readers down with more amazing facts about Borovoye from travel brochures translated into English, but I think the photos will do for now.