I realized one thing from my ski trip…I need my own ski boots! I always have trouble getting in and out of the rentals because I have kind of big legs. Usually, I end up getting pretty bruised up because they are so tight on me. I also don’t like the idea of putting my foot in the same boot that hundreds of other people have put their foot in, even if I know they disinfect. Every time I go, I come to this realization, but today is the first time I did anything about it. My mom and I went out ski boot shopping and ended up in McKinney at Doug and Lynda’s Ski Shop. They have the nicest people working there. The man who helped me pick out boots was so nice and helpful. He made sure to give me tips from how to put them on properly to how to store them. He found a great pair of Nordica boots that weren’t ridiculously priced that fit me!! My mom decided that she wanted to get these for me for my birthday, so that makes these extra special!
The lady that checked us out was super sweet, too. She followed us to the car to make sure we had good directions to our next location.
I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to go back for my own skis next! I can’t wait for my next ski trip!
We had a great vacation! Today was probably my best skiing day! All week I kept looking at the top of the mountain and thinking that I could probably ski it, if I could just get up there. I was really afraid because they don’t use normal lifts to get you up there. They use t-bars. I’ve never been on a t-bar and watching everyone go up the mountain on them made it seem really scary.
My first attempt to get on the t-bar was not successful. I watched Mike fall to the ground as he got on, so I was really nervous. I got a little further but somehow I ended up holding the bar with my hands. I could hear the guy that loads us tell Mike I wasn’t going to make it. I was determined to hold on until I saw how far I would have to hang on, so I let loose and had to ski back down and try again. Mike saw me and got off and we rode up there together.
I was right! I had no problem skiing down this run even though it was a black. Mike had no problem either, until he got to the bottom crossing area. He skied over his pole and ended up in the be careful sign. Luckily, he wasn’t hurt!!
Looks like it is just going to be Paul and me on the slopes today. Mike woke up feeling really sick. We are going to take it easy today and stick to the easier runs, so I’m not going to go to the top of the mountain. I was a little scared anyway, so today will build my confidence and I will go tomorrow. For now, we will enjoy a few minutes at Starbucks before we hit it.
Having not skied since 2005 or 2006, I think I had a really great first day of skiing today. About half of the day was spent getting here, getting skis, getting lockers and stuff like that, but the half we skied, we TORE IT UP!!!! When we were skiing down the first run, I was whining that my legs were hurting. I thought I was in better shape than this!! Luckily, after the first run, it all came together. I guess all those lunges have really paid off! For some reason my feet are really sore, but I don’t think I’m going to be too sore tomorrow! That’s a good thing, because tomorrow we will be on the mountain all day and we may go night skiing, too!
The very last run of the day, I decided I wanted to challenge myself, so I did a mogul run. I don’t know why I thought I was a professional skier after almost no sleep and skiing all day, but I did it! It was a lot of fun, but I think I will limit my mogul runs to about one a day.
By the end of the day, I was exhausted and had a head ache, so instead of going to dinner with the guys, I came home and went to sleep. I really needed the sleep, but I think I may be regretting that decision at about 2 in the morning when I’m wide awake!