Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Luck o the Irish Number Two!

Lately, I have been obsessed with all things skiing.

I think it was fueled by the Olympics but it hasn't died down. I have always known how to ski, but haven't really gone in the past, oh I dunno, 10 years or something! When Boyfriend and I decided to go on St. Patrick's Day, I was extremely excited and nervous too. What if I forgot everything I knew...

I mean, I wanted look like this girl:


aka three time Olympic Gold Medalist JUlia Man*Cuso

(On a side note, Boyfriend thinks I have a girl crush on her. I don't. It is more like an inspiration admiration? I don't know. I just find her positivity and dedication to being the best she can be really motivating and inspiring in my own life, you know? And she absolutely RIPS it up on the mountain. And she is from Tahoe, my fave place EVER.)

The day ended up being SO FUN! I went down the bunny/beginner slopes a few times to get used to it, but as soon as I got over my initial nerves, I did great. I loved it and it was a good workout too! :) I think I might have a new passion, can't wait for next year! OHH and it was 65 degrees so all I wore was tshirt and my ski pants the whole time, it felt so nice. Lucky bonus. I think I want to skip work and go skiing every st patrick's day! Oh, and I think I almost coulda kept up with Julia ; )

My fave pics:

being silly and getting ready the night before.


trail map.


skis.


i started on the bunny trail to calm my nerves.


julia man*cuso!
(k, finneeee, it's really me)


chairlift? I think, or not.

of course, being st patrick's day, we topped off the day with some green beer!


THIS SIGN PRETTY MUCH SUMS UP THE DAY!



can't wait to go again!

1 comment:

  1. Ok..kudos to you because skiing terrifes me. I've been twice and I hate feeling out of control.

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