I usually take at least a week during each winter to allow my legs and body to recuperate from many months of running and pounding. This year, I took off a couple days in the cold last week, but had planned to get right back at it. However, I came down with a bad cold on Sunday, so after Sunday's tennis with Kaila (indoors), I have not run or cross country skiid a stitch since then. I hope to be out of the woods, so to speak, with this cold, and start running and skiing by tomorrow, or Friday at the latest. I'll keep "everyone" posted.