Thursday, January 18, 2007

Finding Muscles in New Places

So I went cross-country skiing today. I've done it before, from time to time. But I don't go much, maybe once a year, if that. But I went today with a co-worker. She had an extra set of skis and boots and it was a beautiful day. Great excuse to get out of the office.

There wasn't much snow on the course we followed, but enough that it was very pleasant. I did relatively well for someone who gets out less than once a year. We were out for about 1 1/2 hours, and not until the last 10 minutes did I biff it. Just hurt my ego a bit. Then on the home stretch, there was a slight hill, and a sharp curve. So I go cruising down this little hill, and instantly know I'm not going to make the turn. So my plan was to just step out of the track, and glide to a stop, rather than trying to follow the curve around. Well, I did make it out of the tracks, and I stopped. On my butt. That time I hurt a little more than my ego. My tail bone landed right on my skis as I fell backwards. And add to that another skier coming onto the trail at that moment. He was nice and offered to help me get up, but I just took my skis off and walked back to my car.

Now the inside of my thighs are very sore from that step-glide movement. Those apparently are muscles I don't generally use while walking, or even snowshoeing. I may not be able to move in the morning.

- Chel


~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

Ow, falling on your tailbone really sucks. Hope that's not hurting too much.

notfearingchange said...

i only wish i could ski...but i have this phobia to long sticks on my feet....

i've attempted...but have only ended up in the chalet.


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