I went skiing yesterday. I only did 6 runs or so and the terrain was limited, but it was skiing. It was crowded and icy at spots, and it was cold. And windy. The temperature at the summit never left the single digits (F) yesterday. There was a wind hold on the chair to the summit for most of the day. It was skiing!
About 2:30, the wind hold was lifted. My wife and I took the kids to the top and we took the easy way down. The kids were tired and cold, so they headed inside for a break. My wife and I headed back to the summit. This time, we took the expert route down, skiing through snow-making guns the whole way down. With the cold temps, the guns were spitting out nice soft fluffy stuff. It was an amazing run.
We're going to get some snow and freezing rain tonight along with some high winds, and the rest of the week looks a bit warmer than we've seen for the past week. But, the mountain should survive and I'll be skiing again on Thursday or Friday, plus Saturday and Sunday. I often forget in the summertime just how much I love the feeling of sliding down a hill with two sticks attached to my legs.
The Precision Nutrition Lean Eating program that I mentioned last week started today. Today's assignment was simple - define 3 goals for the next 6 months - no matter how simple or how outrageous. My goals, not surprisingly, were all about getting myself ready for Western States.