It all started a couple of years ago with your Holiday Challenge. The machine was sitting in the basement, and I said it was time to start a new exercise program. Since I could no longer downhill ski like I used to (several knee operations) it was time for a change. It is very hard for me to go a day without posting some meters. When I am on a holiday the family always looks for a resort that has a Concept2. They realize that Mom is much happier when she is able to get some rowing in. Staying in shape and having fun while doing it is what its all about. I would be lost without my C2.