Skiing in the UP!
Trip Start Nov 17, 2008
42Trip End Feb 16, 2009
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I've only ever been skiing once before, about 3 years ago in New Zealand. It was only for an afternoon, but I really enjoyed it, and I always thought I was just starting to get the hang of it by the end of that day and it was a shame when we had to stop. As I soon found out my one afernoon of experience meant absolutely nothing. The resort we were at didn't have a beginers slope, so it was either ski or fall over. I fell over. A lot.
My first run down the slope took me nearly 45 minutes with Ginney guiding me down (bless her!) and I must've fallen at least 20 times. By the end of the run Bob had showed me how to stop (very important apparently) and how to turn so I didn't hit a tree at 30 mph (again, very important). With my new found knowledge I was more confident the second time, and I made it down in 10 minutes while only going on my arse once. Yes, I know, I'm amazing. I'm training now to be in the 2010 Winter Olymics.
Unfortunately the one time I did fall I landed on my thumb. As the day went on it because more and more painful, and by the next day it had swollen up and I couldn't move it. Ginney is a nurse and had a bad feeling it was broken, maybe a hairline fracture. I had no idea just how much I used my thumb until I couldn't. It's no wonder it seperates us from the other apes. Now that I couldn't use it of course made me slightly more useful than a chimpanzee. Only slightly.