A skiing challenge!

by Christine on February 27th, 2011

filed under Christine's Life Updates

2300 theoretical “calories burned,” 5 hours of skiing

Today we went downhill skiing again. We skied for five hours, and I was doing really well! This was only my third time skiing ever, and I did five blue hills, and my parallel turns are getting a lot better. I can do them a lot faster now, too, on occasion. I still freak out sometimes when I start to go too fast–I feel like going fast means I will not be able to gain control over stopping and turning, so I tend to take things slow. Much too slow. When I go a little faster, it’s much easier to parallel turn!

I did get into one major mixup. I was going down a blue hill with the hubby (who, by the way, is the best ski teacher EVER), and I was having a great time, parallel skiing and taking my fun old time going down the hill. But then WHAMMO!  There was an area blocked off for little kids downhill racing. It was the steepest part of the hill, and they blocked more than half of the slope. It was steep, narrow, and there were mini-moguls to go through! It took me a long time to make it through the area, but I finally did. When I got to a good stopping place, I took my skiis off and sat down in the snow. Every inch of my body was shaking from being so on edge for so long!  After recovering, I went the rest of the way down the hill (also very steep, but this time much wider so I could take the turns as slowly as I wanted to.

That run took over an hour to go down, and every step of the way my muscles were tensed and working at maximum capacity!  I have to imagine that the calorie burn was awesome!

Add 1 coffee, 1 small cup of clam chowder soup, and a few french fries after skiing…that means a big calorie deficit!

I need to do a grocery store run, pronto. I have no fresh veggies in the house, and I have been craving salads.

I hope everyone had a good weekend, staying on track with their diets and exercising and enjoying the winter!

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