Saturday, March 28, 2009

Love/Hate Relationship

Spring skiing - some people love it, some people hate it. I have reasons to love it and hate it. I love it because it's warm enough that you, and a lot of people around you, don't have to wear a ton of clothes and stuff all over your face and head. You can actually recognize your skiing buddy.

Unless they're disguised like this:

And what's better than wearing ski boots and clothes while having lunch at a ski resort and watching people swim?

Aaaaaaah, I can answer that. It's watching men at work!

Keith and I drove up to Squaw Valley this morning. We got there a little after 8:30. It was already 33 degrees. The snow was good (for a while). No ice. We went all the way to the top and got in quite a few nice runs. We broke for lunch about noon. After we finished lunch the wind started picking up so we headed back down toward The Village. It was getting pretty soft by this point. I'd just be coasting along and all of the sudden one ski would want to come to a complete stop. This is the part of spring skiing I hate. It's very uncomfortable and hard on the quads. Good cross-training I guess. We did just a few more runs and were back at the car by 2:15. These were the last two comp tickets I had for Squaw Valley. I didn't want them to go to waste so I'm glad we made the trip. However, this may have been our last ski day this year. We'll have to see. I still have one Alpine Meadows ticket and one for Northstar. We MAY go back on Easter. I like wearing my bunny ears on the slopes. :)
I'm stuck at work all day tomorrow but then I'm off for three days. YAY!
Until later.............


Denise said...

Sounds like a fun time! Enjoy your days off!

Missy said...

OK, men at work...yeah, I love that part! I got men at work at my house right now...wish they looked like that.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Sounds like good times!

Nikemom said...

Good times and good looking working men! WOOT WOOT!!!! Lucky you.

Victoria said...

Ha! I just realized that without thinking about it, I used the exact same title you did earlier this week for my blog post recently. Whoops.

Love Sunol-- some great trails (and some great hills!;-)!

René said...

Looks like you had a blast!

Southbay Girl said...

I want 3 days off!!! I hope you have some wonderful trail runs!!

Yeah Catra had run a 50 miler on saturday which was why she was volunteering! Would have been great if you had come down too!

As for Velcro and I coming up-i'd love that! I'd need to pick a good one..but I don't know if I'd be ready for anything other than an 18 or 20K....if I ever get a free moment I'll check the PCTR website! Can we pick one that will have cool weather or clouds!!!

I think Velcro and Boomer would have a wonderful time together!!

Must get back to work!

I can see trail running getting a bit addictive! It was fun in a hard brutal kind of way!!