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Wise Words From my Son

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.

7 replies on “Wise Words From my Son”

Hope you heal up quickly after your “flying” lesson. 😉 I know you want to take advantage of any slope time you can fit in. I am sure after this warm, warm winter you are coveting any time on the slopes you can get.

You are so right there! We’ll be lucky if we get another two weeks, I think. Have to say that it’s been amazing the few times we have gone though. Definitely a gift of quality if not quantity.

The one time I tried to ski, I spent most of the time on the seat of my pants, so I finally retired to the lounge for a warm fire and some drinks. When I tried waterskiing, I wound up with bruises all up and down my thighs. Haven’t tried snowboarding, but I have a feeling I’d be more talented at the hot tub part. LOL

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