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Monday, January 30, 2006

Sweating and Falling

Those of you who have spent a winter in Walla Walla would find the weather depressingly familiar over here. We have the cold heavy fog surrounding us, but it's not actually cold so you sweat horribly while you're skiing. Since all of your outer wear is attracting the water droplets from the air and the sweat is building up from the inside, you end up soaked after an hours ski. That's why I only skied for 45 min today.

I also had my first fall of the trip today. On the course's technical downhill I got my ski stuck in the slush and since I was going so fast it spun me around & I ended up going backwards down the hill. And that was scary because manuevering backwards down a twisty hill through heavy, deep mush snow is difficult. So I dropped to my knees and jammed my fists into the ground ice-pick style to stop myself. Miraculously, no one was around to witness.

There was a dessert cart at breakfast this morning. I restrained myself.


Blogger Mara said...

Today at our breakfast, there were entire pineapples in the fruit thing for decoration. Now I have an entire pineapple in my backpack. It's the greatest day in the world.

January 30, 2006 9:12 AM  
Blogger Meg Enroth said...

Glad you got back home safely....sounds like your workout this morning was wild! You're definitely my kind of "food girl"...with all of your comments about the desserts you've been facing down lately!!

Meg Enroth
(Katy's mom)

January 30, 2006 9:40 AM  
Blogger Meg Enroth said...

Just checked the schedules part of your site and realized that you'r not back in the states! Hey , GOOD LUCK in the competition...will be waiting to see the results.


January 30, 2006 9:47 AM  
Blogger Granny said...

Hey Laura, watch those desserts if you don't want to buy a larger size ski pants! Good luck
tomorrow and the next day.


January 30, 2006 2:22 PM  

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