Saturday, February 13, 2010
i tried a new sport
I found out I am not good at cross country skiing.
I have never skiied before, downhill or xc; and I've been wanting to try it. So today Szabo and I head out to Chapin to give it a go.
I tried skate skiing at first and could never get the rhythm down, had zero technique, and stumbled all over the place.
I then tried classic style and although i felt much more comfortable on them, I did the most falling on these. They were tough to maneuver in.
On almost every downhill, I took ugly tumbling falls. Going down the 'death drop' as I named it, I was going to walk it, but was told by some strangers to just do it. I did. I fell. Twice. I now have a cut/bruise/bumped shin. Thanks strangers.
I would like to try it again however. It was horrible, but fun. I think I might want to give it another go with the skate style skis.