Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Absolute Beginner


Rick at Wildcat 3
Originally uploaded by Broussardish.
Last Saturday I stepped waaay outside my comfort zone to produce a story we needed for New Hampshire Magazine. The idea was to have a middle-aged person who had never before set foot in a ski boot, go to the slopes and try to learn to ski in a single day. I happen to be a middle-age person (if 53 still fits in that category) and I've never skied so I assigned myself the article. The experience was grueling, but rewarding. I did learn, but I'd hesitate to say that I can really ski. I got to that point where I knew I could go back and have a less grueling time. Anyway, here's me and my instructor, just before I went back up on the lift for my second run. At this point I was actually thinking about declaring myself unfit and going home. It turned out that I was glad I stayed. I'll link this post to the whole story when it's online at the magazine Web site.

7 comments:

Kristen said...

I know how daunting it can be trying something like that for the first time. I took my first lesson at 13 and even then I remember being intimidated by the 6 year-olds whizzing past me without any poles, offering tips on how I could go faster. I haven't been on skis in many years and though I really enjoyed it back then, I don't know what it would take to get me back into that again. I still hate the dismount from the lift. If I didn't fall down, I would inevitably ski right into someone. And contrary to myth, that is NOT a good way to pick up guys.

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