I have the best wife in the world! She knows how much I’ve been enjoying this whole 40 in 40 adventure, and she also knows that I took a little bit of a hiatus from it in November and December. So rather than let me dangle in the breeze of my own ineptitude, she helped me get back on the horse, so to speak.
This was one of my Christmas presents:
Honestly, how lucky am I? We had a blast! Our lesson was pretty basic – how to move around on flat land on the snowboard, how to do a couple of turns, and how to stop. No one in our group was particularly talented, although Amy and I were better than most (hooray for Crossfit and being naturally athletic!) After our lesson, we hit the bunny slope a couple of times and then headed up the chair lift for an inaugural run down a “real” hill. I’ve got to say, I have never fallen so hard, gotten so bruised, or had so much fun learning something new as I did last Saturday!