Friday, December 11, 2009
Its cold, its snowing, its about time!
. I will try it as many times as possible this winter to make certain that I continue to like it, I will be certain to report on my progress, the lounge at the ski club opens next weekend, so some of the stories might be entertaining!
This week was the best week of the year for me! As soon as skiing starts I find myself in a different frame of mind. This week has arrived. Last season at this time I had skied 30 days, I skied in the middle of July and early August, I skied in October in Europe and in November in Ontario. So, the past days have been great as they were my first days of the season! I was lucky to ski for 2 days with some of Canada leading instructors and course conductors, it was one of the best learning environments I have participated in. Over the past 5 years I have completed 15-20 courses and clinics, so it was a cool couple of days! The bonus is, all of the tools I gained this weekend, are going to be put to work. I am leading a course with 2 other course conductors for new CSIA Level 1 instructors http://www.skiproontario.com/
It is a great experience to be able to share my passion for skiing and influence young athletes to get involved! It is a great days of teaching and learning!
This week was has also been a god training session. I set a goal to run 7 days in a row, today was day 5. This evening was a challenge to head out. I have been skiing hard for 2 days and it was damn cold out. I got home tonight and laid on the couch for a short rest. I wrapped myself up in a blanket and I was out like a light. After 45 minutes, I shook my butt of the couch and got my gear on to get out the door. It was a good mental game trying to convince myself not to go. A little backwards, but I have reached a point where I want to do my workouts even though some of them are ridiculous. It was a great run even with the wind making my face numb as I ran into it. As soon as I got home I jumped into the hot tub to thaw out, it is also a great place to stretch!
Tomorrow is hte Santa shuffle, we are heading out at 7AM to get out to the start. Tomorrows photos should be great as this run is going to be great!
Have a great Saturday!