Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Lately: 'tis the season

I went skiing yesterday for the first time since I hurt myself. Initially my ankle felt so bad I was on my way down as soon as I got up, but by the bottom I decided I could go through with a little more.  By the end of the day I was sessioning a giant corrugated tube. It took ten tries but I ended up getting a 50-50 bonk to three and I couldn't have been happier. Today I started on my AST-1 course. It seems like a no brainer before entering the backcountry however I know that even after this, the freedom I'll have in the backcountry is enough to get me into trouble regardless of education. What matters is staying vigilant and continuing to learn.

On a note unrelated to skiing. I picked up this stereo from my grandfather (thanks papa). It's as classy and heavy as it gets. Seriously it must weight 50 pounds.

Music sounds pretty good in this seat

Friday, December 13, 2013

When I was tree planting

I had a pretty hardcore summer planting trees. I stayed and worked in camps in BC and Alberta for three months. This photo was taken on the last day of planting. I've got a big smile because even though it was fun, I was very happy to go home. That and I was grimacing because of the sun.

12/13 season edit

I thought I'd push this back up to the top. That last post is a little messed up in that it's the only thing on page #1, let's see if this fixes that.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Lately: I'm still here

These last few weeks.. I've made some mistakes and have encountered little bits of physical adversity that drive me down. Little things, out of the blue but none the less preventable. Life or luck is calling out my weak spots, and hopefully running out of them as well.

Truthfully I feel far from the best I've felt about my life. I'm watching video's of skiers I aspire to be like and it's hard to comprehend rising to that level, even I'm doing my own style and not theirs. In this gap between the dreamer and the accomplished I sit, a lot of the time it’s near the bottom. 

So I sit, attempting to think of philosophies that will get me there. But there are no philosophies that will do that. I really don't know what will make me successful. We all want more money, better things, and more fans of an imaginary ego. But as much time as I spend thinking heavily about a life that's not mine, it won't do anything. It might just make me unhappier.

I'm not hopeless though.

 I benched my weight yesterday (repped it actually), Even though I haven't done a bench press in over a year. How can I feel hopeless when I can do that? You know what else I can do? 

Stand on one foot. See I 'll do it right now. 

Awesome! other foot?

Wow, what a day! I'm going to go get sushi!