Monday, January 11, 2010

It's official!

It's tough to find time for our winter pursuits, I think Connie got out to snowboard once last year while I headed out to Colorado.  With that said, its been about 2 years since Connie decided to try snowsports and focused on snowboarding.  She's been a gym rat playing bball, softball and volleyball all her life.  She still holds a Ohio High School record in softball for stolen bases and went on to play in college.  She had never skied or snowboard in her life.  The first time I took her out I had my doubts she would continue, why you ask...black and blue knees, bruised tailbone, unable to walk the next day, and plenty of spousal abuse coming my way...such a potty mouth she has!  She stuck with it and we went out a few more times and she started to pick it up.  Last year we went down to Snowshoe chasing the first storm of the year, it was great...or so I thought.  Connie ended up getting cut off and fell down a 3 foot embankment and was upside down in the trees!  She survived but she was scarred and did not go out much more that weekend...or all for the rest of the year.  Well...Look at her now...it all came together for her this weekend in NY.  Perfect conditions, empty wide open slopes and a bucket of confidence.  Why I mentioned the rough times, because she stuck it out and I'm must say... I'm damn proud!

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