Sunday, February 5, 2012

Taking What You Can Get

If this winter had gone according to my original plan, I would have been skiing here this week, in Seefeld, Austria:

gorgeous Martin Rosvall photo

Instead, I skied here today, at Snoqualmie Pass, Washington.

So while I was disappointed, I wasn't exactly suffering.  It was sunny and mild at the Iron Horse, which, as expected, meant super icy and super crowded.  But just like always at the Horse, a mile down the trail finds the crowds much diminished and the snow much nicer, especially when the groomer chugged by.

It was a better day than I expected; I saw lots of friends I hadn't seen yet this winter, so that was cool, and I skied farther and faster than last weekend (2:15, compared to just 90 minutes last week), so that was even better.  I felt like I was really skiing today, for the first time since mid-December, and that made me happy.

On the way home, I stopped at the blood bank to share my super-oxygenated platelets with someone who needs them more than I do.  It wasn't Konig Ludwig Lauf today, but it was a fine day just the same.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you are back on your skis, Debbie! Let's hope the freezing level drops and the snow returns so that we can have conditions that look more like the first photo!

    take care,