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|12-23-2012 02:32 AM|
learn how to fall
I used to be a fat out of shape desk jockey...still overweight...still a desk jockey but in better shape...the health benefits will compound
you're doing great...shit I fell 4-5 times on my last run today and it was a blast ripping down a double black in knee deep pow
|12-23-2012 01:05 AM|
I laughed so hard every time I fell. It really doesnt bother me. I actually expected to fall a lot more...and I know there will be a whole lot more falling in my next 2 lessons. I am just happy to be out there doing it at all, because 4 months ago I could not have even walked all the way to the bunny hill if my life depended on it.
For me anything beyond that walk is sheer success. The fact that I can walk to the hill while carrying all my own gear just makes my day. I dont really look forward to falling, but it doesnt bother me too much. I thought I would be self concious about people looking at me and seeing me fall...but when I was actually up there doing it I could not have cared less what anyone else thought. People who are up there for the love of the sport will think it is cool that this 30 something woman with some pounds left to lose keeps getting up, dusting herself off and getting back up the hill. People who are just there to look cool can kiss my behind because they are posers and their opinion doesnt matter to me.
Plus there is a bonus to falling. It gives you a minute to take a little sit down break. lol
I am going to go try on a few more boots this week. While the boots I got do fit my calves I have come to realize that they are not the boots for me. I think I want to get something with a little softer flex, and at least a good half to full size smaller in the foot. I am determined to find the perfect boots. It is my lifes mission at the moment. lol
|12-23-2012 12:20 AM|
Great to hear you had a lesson and got started. It took me a while to get down the hill (and off the lift) without falling. Lessons really helped. I hope you find the right boots soon and someone to work on them if necessary.
|12-22-2012 11:17 PM|
|12-22-2012 05:19 PM|
|12-22-2012 11:39 AM|
Great job Jennifer! On the weight loss and the diligence to get out there and ride!
3 falls? That's a lot better than I did on my first try out...lol. I was winded just trying to stand still without falling.
Can't wait to hear more of your progression. Keep it up!
|12-22-2012 04:33 AM|
...Only fell 3 times?? I think anyone here would count that as a BIG win!!!
...day after my first time, inside of my thighs hurt S-o-o-o bad!! Couldn't lift my legs to put on pants! Had to flatten them out on the floor & step into them!! (...won't tell you what I had to do to get the socks on!) Next time out you won't be as sore afterwards!!!
WAY TO GO!!!! Seeya on the slopes!!!!!
|12-21-2012 11:48 PM|
Jennifer - I am SO STOKED FOR YOU!! Glad you like it and only 3 falls - I am soooo jealous of you! I do know what you mean about muscles you never knew you had hurting. I work out on an Eliptical for 1/2 an hour and spin for 1/2 an hour every day at home which has helped my endurance on the slopes - at my age that is! lol I then do 45 minutes of stretching and floor exercises - and it has helped.
But kudos to you and glad you love it! Keep posting your progress!
|12-21-2012 10:57 PM|
Jennifer, if you push yourself at all, you'll fall a lot more. But most of the time it'll look a lot worse than it is. Watch out for hardpack days though. Adjust your riding on those days.
Welcome to the addiction.
|12-21-2012 10:55 PM|
Q: How does a Torontonian screw in a light bulb?
A: They just hold it in place and wait for the world to revolve around them.
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