So, I have been chomping at the bit waiting for some snow because I now have my own snowboard! AND the whole set up! Boots (2nd pair), bindings, bag, etc. I started snowboarding last winter, and I gotta tell ya, it was a match made in heaven. I love boarding and can't wait to get back on the mountain and pick up some skills!
I'd been wanting to learn for years, ever inspired by heavyweights like Shaun White (my damn snowboard idol, seriously!), and met up with some peeps who were already into it who attend some of my classes at the gym. Well, after a couple trips to Vermont and hitting the trails upstate NY, I knew that I'd be back for more next year!
I already ski, and actually ski pretty well, but snowboarding is a whole other animal altogether. I don't feel like I'm working hard when I ski, but the effort it takes to direct and control your board, hitting the turns and catching your edges right requires some muscle and skill! I can tell you now, this is one sport you can't do if you're terribly out of shape!
So, now that I've got my own gear (last year I rented) I'm ready and game to go!
I have never wanted it to snow so bad!!! :D
I'm not even waiting for a trip...there are some wicked hills and slopes at the park close by my house, so as soon as a few inches of fresh powder fall, I'm gonna be out there carvin' it up, hopefully before the dogs pee and poo all in it! :O
Now, when I'm back here posting in a couple months underneath a pic of me with my leg or arm in a cast, you know what happened!!! :D Well, let's hope not!!!! ;)