We are back from the Alps and I DID IT !
I survived the 6 days snowboarding course !
I am back in a piece
No broken bones
No major injuries
that is a cause for celebration
HO HO HO !!!
My muscles ache like never before and you thought they would go off after the first few days.
NO. THEY DIDN’T!
I woke up EVERYDAY with new aches
I discovered muscles I never knew existed before
The body was exhausted but the adrenaline kept it going
To say that I am fearless
I am lying through my teeth!
I wasn’t much encouraged when half the group were less than 1/2 my age !
The youngest being an eleven year old boy !
Maybe having someone to say that I looked 18 did help to delude myself a little
An 18 year old with a 4 year old kid ?
She must have thought that I was a delinquent mum !
or to put it blatantly, I may look just ‘physically under developed’
my gut shrunk
my reflexes retarded
and I tend to work out the movements in the head more than through actions
Doing experiments mentally ?!
Learning to snowboard without falling ?!
It sounds almost absurd !
I watched the teenagers shift and gain balance on the boards each time they lose it
Laugh when they fall
Get on their feet and try again
I wish I can be that agile
and I wish that falling can be that fun !
I can keep on wishing
and probably end up sitting on the bunny slope for the rest of my course
Learning to speed down the slopes without fearing myself crashing
I think my 4 year old can teach me that
Learning to break fall without breaking bones
I know my 4 year old can do better at that
So I ended up crashing and falling
My knees bruised
My butt sore
and my tail bone hurts the most
But I was exhilarated
I was ecstatic
for I MADE IT DOWN THE RED SLOPE !!!
doesn’t matter if I braked more than 1/2 the way down!
the fact is
I MADE IT !
A little bit crazy, a little bit pushing the limit
but I love this feeling of triumph
and I have to hint to my husband
I DESERVE some champagne popping !
for this may be the best way to end my year 2008 !
So what was the craziest thing you did in year 2008 ?
Will love to hear them !
Here’s a little something from Switzerland for that crazy story.
Don’t worry if you don’t have one, you can still drop me a note if you find this Cailler Swiss Dark Chocolate irresistible.
Here’s wishing you and your family all the wonderful and beautiful things in the brand new year !