Monday, January 12, 2009

Ouch, Ouch, Ouch!!!!!

On Saturday our student ward went on a grand adventure to Beaver Mountain! The bishopric had reserved the entire mountain just for our ward to go night boarding/skiing, I have only been Skiing once in my life and did not enjoy it very much so, I decided to give snowboarding a try. I figured, it has to be like wakeboarding right? I can wakeboard so I should be pretty decent on a snowboard! WRONG!! My butt saw more of the snow than my board did. At least the first few times down the mountain. One if the girls in my ward was teaching my roommate Jordan and I and at first we were doing pretty bad. But after a while we got the hang of it.We both finally made it down the mountain without falling and I have to say I was pretty proud of my self. After a while the hardest part for me was getting off the lift. I would get off and be standing and the next thing I knew I was on my butt trying to get out of the way so that the chair wouldn't smack me in the head. I don't know why but for some reason I couldn't stay standing once I got off the lift. As the night progressed I was doing better and better,and Jordan was doing pretty well herself. My last two runs down the mountain proved to be the most difficult in the fact that my legs and arms were so tired from trying to push my self up that when and if I fell I had to wait a few minutes and let my body have a break before I could progress down the mountain. It was then that I decided that I liked wakeboarding better, the boat does all the hard work in pulling you up, all you have to do is make sure you stay upright, it also doesn't hurt as bad when you biff. I would much rather fall in the lake and suffer the occasional wedgie then fall down a mountain of hard snow. Deb proved to be a pretty good skier and I was impressed with her skills, she had only been once before about two years ago but she still seemed to handle it pretty well. Except for when she was standing on flat ground... or when she suddenly started going backwards down what was probably the smallest hill on the entire mountain. So despite the fact that I woke up the next morning with a very sore butt, shoulders, arms, back, and legs the adventure was worth it and I would gladly go again!