At the very moment this blog goes live, Lauren and I will be taking a downhill skiing lesson at a mountain in Vermont. This will be my first time skiing in 15 years. Which is another way of saying that this is the first time in 15 years that my body is actually capable of downhill skiing.
I’m pretty nervous. Skiing was my favorite activity as a child. My aunt used to own a little vacation home in New Hampshire back in the day, and my family would go up to ski several times throughout the winter. I was an advanced intermediate to easy expert skier by the time I was 11 years old.
I stopped skiing in high school because I stopped exercising altogether in high school, so my last time skiing was actually just a day trip with some friends in college, circa 1998. I was able to jump right back onto the intermediate trails and I only face-planted once. I considered that a huge achievement at the time.
I have no idea what I’ll be capable of today, but either way I consider this a victory!
Wish me luck!
Also, my question of the day: Do you have some crazy activity that you haven’t been able to do for a while, but you’re itching to do once you’ve met some of your fitness goals?! Tell me about it in the comments! I have faith in you! GO GET IT!