Cross Country Skiing

Monday, January 27, 2014

Did you have a good weekend? I tried Cross Country Skiing for the first time (at Melchsee Frutt) - My friend Janine and I took lessons.  I pretty much hated it. It was a 2 hour lesson and I was looking at the clock already 15 minutes in to it...and by the time we were heading back I was hating life! I had NO idea I could be so incredibly bad at something!! But then, we got to work today and couldn't stop laughing at what a sight we must have been...me with the pom pom on my hat bobbing furiously as I "skii'd" up this hill while the instructor gliding along besides me yelling 'GLIDE! GLIDE!' and I couldn't stop laughing at all the images of Janine sprawled out on the ground...HA! I mean, it was worth it to be laughing at ourselves all day long! All that aside, it was nice to be up in the mountains for a day! Have you been?? I think I'll stick to regular skiing from now on!

(I had to make this...)




21 comments:

Diana said...

Cross country skiing is HARD! I sort of feel like Bambi on ice sometimes, with limbs flailing all over the place.

Katherine Middleton said...

I found it to be a lot more difficult than I thought it would be! I'm ok at it, could be a lot better, but there you have it!

Tine said...

Haha so good! At least you've had fun :)

gina marie said...

snow is so beautiful and appealing to me and in my over active imagination i see myself not only skiing but dog sledding in alaska or helping polar bears get from one land of ice to the other . the last time i was in snow i went down the bunny hill (i was 21)

xo

Christine said...

Oh no! at least you had fun! I remember skiing for the first time in high school and I was terrified even on the bunny hill. I left one of my poles at the bottom of the ski and I went down crashing on my ass. It was horrible.

Matthew Pike said...

hahah that hard? Sounds like me and swimming.


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nancy @ adore to adorn said...

I have never tried it myself but given what I know about myself, I imagine I would feel more stressed out than feeling like I was having fun. haha.
xo,
nancy

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

I have never tried it myself but given what I know about myself, I imagine I would feel more stressed out than feeling like I was having fun. haha.
xo,
nancy

Ashley said...

hahaha!! I'm not sure what cross country skiing is, but I'm gonna go look it up right now :)

rooth said...

My goodness it looks absolutely gorgeous there - it sounds like you got some good exercise too

Nanne said...

Lovely surroundings, though! I'd go for downhill or slalom instead - although I grew up with cross country skiing, I haven't had a pair of skis on my feet for almost 20 years, it's just not my thing :)

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

I must admit, this is one of the activities that I will never do unless I really have to… I guess it comes from the time when we had to do it at school ALL WINTER, several times a week… NOT a good memory. :)
x

Ellie said...

Hahaha! I know it's a terrible feeling to be aware of how bad you're at something, but funny memories are treasures really!

Emma Henderson said...

You are my hero for even attempting it - and I love these photos!

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

These pics are gorgeous! I'm hoping for snow today!!!

My Froley said...

Woah love your pics !! I also love skiing but have ever done cross country. It kind of freaks me out a bit :/
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Sally said...

Ha haaa, sounds hilarious but ohmygosh, cross country skiing looks like SUCH hard work!
Gorgeous photos though, and must have been so nice to be up in the mountains!

Joyti said...

Oh, that sounds like so much fun! Hard, but the best things are :)

Jane said...

heehee. bet it'll be such a memorable experience to look back on years from now. my husband took me snowboarding one time and omg... it was the worst experience ever. i almost bopped him over the head when he told me while waiting in a long line that we had to go up the hill in those cable car looking things with one of our feet unattached to the board and then seconds before we needed to get off he was like oh yeah and you have to sort of glide off! omg i was so afraid i was going to fall on my butt and hold up the line. but it took me 30 minutes to get down the bunny hill.. and it was mostly on my butt.

Wendy said...

Ya... I would have probably been like "bring it" for the first 10 minutes- after that I would have given up. Gorgeous place to spend the day, though! Beautiful pics!

Megs said...

wow, what a stunning backdrop!! at least you have that going for you, haha!

 

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