Thanks to my monthly resolutions, I was motivated to get started learning how to snowboard. We went today and Charlie met me and Dan at a place called Hyland Hills, which is only about 14 miles away from where we live.
My very first time snowboarding was about two years ago, and I fell constantly. My body was sore for days, and it hurt to stand, sit, lay down, and just.. generally.. move. Today, on my second attempt at snowboarding, I actually noticed a massive improvement! I still fell a lot, and my falls were probably just as bad, but I was able to go down the entire hill on my heels very easily. My falling occured as I tried to advance in my skills (ie attempting to do anything on my toes or go down the hill sideways like a normal snowboarder).
Below are a few of my pictures from the day:
In my opinion, this snowboarding lesson counts as a workout as well. Despite the high being 13 degrees, I was sweating like crazy. Additionally, my body is really sore and I honestly don’t think I will be able to make it to the gym and complete a workout without crying for at least a few days. Every time I fell, I fell hard.
Snowboarding and skiing are expensive hobbies, and because I don’t own any equipment, I have to rent. Our rentals cost about $25. The lift tickets were $27. In order to learn how to snowboard, I might have to say goodbye to meeting the financial goals I had called out on my monthly resolutions list. However, I do think it is too early to throw in the towel, so we will see where the month takes me.