If you surprise your board, it’ll surprise you…CJ Pollock
That was the response after some messaging with my kids about a fall I took on the trail yesterday. It was totally my fault. As I said to them – I was going fast toe-side and decided at the last minute to take another trail. The fall happened when I decided to go left suddenly. My board didn’t get the memo.
Must have dug in too much and tried to make the turn before I was ready. And this was the pic I shared with them.
I haven’t taken a spill like that in a few years. Literally knocked the wind out of me.
Today I knew I would be sore, but I didn’t realize quite how sore. Fortunately it’s a non-work day for me, and after completing household stuff, I am going to lay low for the rest of the day. Just computer stuff, reading and a hot tub soak for me. How first world am I?
Hudi and Mollie gave us a massager for Christmas, and it’s so perfect on my sore neck today, and look at this beautiful view out my window. I am one lucky duck.
While I would not choose to make that other-than-smart turn decision again in my future, I do have to say that yesterday was amazing on the slopes. The three runs I took were during a work break, and I felt like I was flying out there.
I don’t know how Jiminy is keeping it so nice on a very non-snowy year. So impressive.
And next time, I’m going to take CJ’s words to heart and not surprise my board. I don’t appreciate how it surprises me back.