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New Years Goal Setback!

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Agggggh!! Day 3 of the new year, and I already have a setback on one of my goals!

After commando crawling down Snoqualmie after a skiing mishap, it's clear to me that I need more skiing lessons. So one of my 2010 Health Goals is to get skiing lessons.

As I mentioned, writing goals is very motivating for me. I am more likely to get things done if I write them down. After writing my 2010 Health Goals, I went to my employer's ski club website to register for skiing lessons.

Due to bad website design, I was unable to register for a class! After entering my payment details, the website dies, saying it's unable to process the transaction. ARG!

I called, but they are out of office until Wednesday. I sent an email, but they probably won't answer that until Wednesday either. Classes start Thursday and Saturday.

Maybe I should offer them my web programming skills to fix it for them in exchange for skiing lessons.

I'm really disappointed. True, I could sign up for lessons elsewhere, but my work's ski club offers a significant discount. If I can't get this resolved, I'm just going to have to mark this goal as 'deferred to next year'.

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Sigh.

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  • MELS-JOURNEY
    I was wondering if you'd gotten back up the hill. Ski lessons rock! If I had the money I'd take a lesson every time I went out. Let us know what happens. My fingers are crossed for you!
    4077 days ago
  • DARCEYOH
    Oh drats! Well, hopefully they'll call you first thing Wednesday morning and you'll be able to get this goal crossed off.
    4078 days ago
  • MYTURN11
    I am so sorry about your setback. I went back and read your blog about the tree and branches!!!!! Yikes!!!

    Ski lessons are great. I took them for a few years when we did ski weeks in VT and I remember once that the ski instructor (can I add cute!!) said to me at the end of a ski week “Debbie, you have not fallen all week”. Heck, I was all smiles and took that as a compliment. He even took me down to the base and showed me video of me skiing in class on a monitor. He said that I made pretty S turns (Haha) I took up the whole trail – I thought I looked rather good skiing S’s. He asked me if I was doing anything after lunch and since my DH was off skiing double black diamonds I was sort of on my own. He took me down a trail named “Bunny Buster” and told me whatever he did just to follow him and stay right behind him, then he took off really fast. Hell he went sooooooo fast and I had to make quick turns – it was a little frightening – then I major wiped out and gear, hat, etc…went flying and I ate some snow. He picked me up and laughed and said “Now Debbie you got your fall out of the way – the one you feared”. I still have the Bunny Buster trail pin he gave me. I was a better skier after that – no longer taking up the whole trail – ha-ha. After that day I could ski all blues.

    My point is Val – def go with the lessons and I so hope that you will be able to get them or someone - a good skier with good teaching skills could teach you techniques and then you could ski behind them and observe. My husband could not teach me, you really need a good instructor. Best of luck to you and that was some mighty fine powder you were skiing!

    4079 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/3/2010 7:19:28 PM
  • TURBOAMIE
    I'm sorry you had a bad day skiing! I went today and it was fun. My GWF said I had 2.5 hours of moderate exercise.

    I wish my work had a ski club...

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    4079 days ago
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