Letís see... biggest goal this season: overcome the rabbit heart.
Develop self-esteem, confidence in my abilities and for goods sake ride faster! (of course without losing secureness). Iím usually too hesitant, too easily distracted on groomers by the sound of scratching edges of other people. Actually I know that Iíd got the technique, but I stand in my own wayÖ too much imagination (I think thatís one of the biggest disadvantage of women) hmmm, this looks steep, lets slow down and take it easy. Uuh, thereís a jump, lets ride around that thing. Oh, there are moguls, lets slow down and negotiate them carefully. Aaah, thereís an icy slope, lets avoid a fall and slow down. Bullshit! The last fall I got something as laughable as a hematoma is years since. Years! So why be such a sissy? Found a way to overcome this problem: Loud pushing music. As weird as it might sound, but with the ear-phones, Iím able to completely focus and charge harder than ever. Not only on selected runs if having mentally squeezed the last droplet of adrenaline out of adrenal glands but all the time.
Funny, that I donít have this problems backcountry (never with music here, I need to communicate with buddies). As soon as thereís deep under my board, mind is focused, nothing comes across, thereís only the snow, the terrain in my head, no thought on what could happen, on what body is doing, it comes just naturally. The freedom of playing with the three dimensions of deep fluff is one of the greatest feelings I know.
goal next season: overcome the rabbit heart!