Well there were a bunch of interesting things that happened
today. Tuesday night I turned down drinking
and bar-hopping with Den and Jim (I know, can you believe I turned down
drinking?) to go to bed early so that I could get out on the hill first thing. As crazy as it sounds this might have been
the best decision ever because when the alarm clock went off I was up bright
eyed and bushy tailed.
out the shuttle was waiting for me and even though he was supposed to go to
North, the driver dropped me off at South.
Was on the hill at 8:35a, so early that my favorite run (Waterfall) wasn’t
even open yet. Hit Little L and then off to the Waterfall. I was up and down like a madman for the next
two hours, no lineups and no stopping (ok, I stopped long enough to tweet).
Just me and my iPod and the hill. It was the first time I had just been out by
myself in a long, long time and it was pretty good. I started to really get in
a groove there, working on getting the fundamentals right. Carving left,
carving right, toe-side and heel-side, everything was flowing and feeling
Caught and edge, and laid out spectacularly. I’m pretty sure
that I was upside down at one point. It was pretty sweet! I kept boarding
though and Denis FINALLY showed up on the hill around 10a. On the second run
down with him (Right after he asked if I had a few more runs in me), I started
down and had some troubles. My legs were burned out and I tried to turn, but my
legs were not responding…
That was my queue to shut it down. If I kept going, it would
have only been a matter of time before I hurt myself or someone else. Headed back to the ranch for a hot tub to try
and ease the pain and a night out partying with the boys.