Sunday, March 1, 2009
Mark Appleyard knows what he wants out of life, and it's surprisingly simple: good weather, good food and good friends. That, and skating — lots and lots of skating. While many pros with less than half Appleyard's talent are out chasing beverage sponsors, jewels, fortune and fame, he's taking it easy — skating for fun with friends. Know why? Because Appleyard knows that skating is its own reward, "It's just the greatest thing ever — what else is there to life?" Well said, Mark.
When you have the skills that Appleyard has, you don't have to live with the distractions that can keep you from that greatest thing ever. So yeah, being Mark Appleyard must be pretty damn sweet.