I'm the queen of embarrassing injuries. Four of them hit me in a row last year, defying the bad luck comes in threes superstition. Calf tears, hamstring pulls, and several ankle sprains as a tennis player should have taught me what to do when injured. Yep, but I can be the queen of major mistakes too.... Continue Reading →
Skiing with brand new and super fun K2 skis and Dalbello boots should have been a most excellent experience this weekend. Instead, I left the mountain with my tail between my legs. Remember that old adage about a specific life lesson? Never assume since it makes an ass of u and me. Yep. Mistakes were... Continue Reading →
Where do Colorado skiers and boarders go on spring vacation? To ski and ride Heavenly Ski Resort at Lake Tahoe of course. We soon found out why it was aptly named, Heavenly. We found it most heavenly. Come along on my surreal photo journey. Situated in South Lake Tahoe on the Nevada and California border there... Continue Reading →
As we get into our comfort zone of routine, we challenge ourselves less and less. I took on a challenge last weekend and learned why facing fear and abject humiliation is important for personal growth. I still have a lot of growing up to do. Ask anyone! I've been a skier since the seventh grade.... Continue Reading →
My great plan a few weeks ago: I thought it would be fun to go out for brunch with the family, ski a couple of runs before Breckenridge closed for the day, and then relax at night. A complete shutdown at Breck and skiing Keystone didn't come close to niggling my wild imagination. The day... Continue Reading →
Gaper Day is a tradition at ski resorts. Even if they don't have a party, the last day of the season brings out the gaper in most skiers and snowboarders. We drove to Vail for their closing day. They had their spring splash the weekend before, but it didn't dampen the party atmosphere. What's a... Continue Reading →
It’s been a Wild month and the holidays are upon us. How did that happen? It can be hard to switch gears from stressed-out to happy guest or entertainer. Compounded by worry and lack of sleep, our usual energy may be zapped. We may feel far from blessed. I have a solution for you! Sometime... Continue Reading →
We drove up to Breckenridge last weekend, expecting wonderful weather and golden-hued fall color. I couldn't believe it when the snow began to fly as we approached the Eisenhower Tunnel. I had wondered when Old Man Winter would pay us a visit, but I figured he might wait until the middle of October. Only a... Continue Reading →
This was my first run of the day. I stood on the edge of the mountain and looked down. As everyone dropped in, they disappeared into the cloud. I freaked. Then I had a flashback to my heli-ski trip.
My family went skiing at Beaver Creek Ski Resort, Colorado last weekend. I wondered if my knee would be stable and strong enough in the heavy wet snow. I knew it would be therapeutic to exercise in the fresh air. I had a partial knee replacement over a year ago. Although my doctor thought I... Continue Reading →
Talk yourself out of taking risks or imagine an adventure where all the moving parts work together in perfect harmony and go for it.
I have emerged from a long winter of isolation. Two years of recovering from surgeries broke me in places, but where my body and psyche were shattered, I am stronger. Focused. Driven. I am stoked for the challenges that lie ahead. I am ready to take back my Wild Life. For me, skiing symbolizes health,... Continue Reading →