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I am a stay-at-home mom of two sons, 12 and 10. I used to be an advertising manager. I love my new career and have thrown myself completely into it.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

How Long Am I Going To Keep Skiing?

This question came to me on our family's last ski trip.  My oldest son snowboards and the other skiis.  As they keep getting better and better on the slopes, I seem to be slipping further and further behind.  They are quickly getting to the point where I won't be able to ski with them and their father anymore because I won't be able to do the runs that they all can.  At that point, I will have to make the decision to either just ski alone or stop skiing altogether.

I must say that skiing is getting more uncomfortable for me - I'm feeling my age.  It seems that my legs are getting weaker each year so I get more sore now after skiing.  And those ski boots kill me!  I almost want to snowboard just because their boots are so much more comfortable!  After the last day of skiing on our last trip, I took my ski boots off (almost tore them off) and I swear each one felt like it weighed about 20 lbs.  And lugging around skis and poles while walking in these boots is so cumbersome!  At those times, sitting in a lodge with comfortable Ugg-style boots and reading a book sounds so inviting.  Although, I know there will be kind of a sad sense of loss when I can't ride up a lift chair with my sons and watch them skiing or snowboarding from behind as I follow them down the mountain.  So I'll try to keep up with them as long as possible.

I better go now - I need to do some lunges and squats.