Archive for: December 2012

The Measure of Greatness

Last week Chrissie Wellington, four-time ironman world champion, announced her retirement. I have watched Chrissie compete over the years, and have always been amazed by her talent. One announcer said of her, “There’s Chrissie and then there’s everyone else.” Of her many wins, the race I remember the best was 2010, the year she pulled out of the ironman the morning of.

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Are You Skiing in the Proper Position?

After spending one day doing ski drills, I drove home with exhausted calves. As I braked at a light, my calve muscles shook and I couldn’t apply any pressure. I realized I was pressing the brake with only the tip of my toe. Once I pushed with my entire foot, the problem was solved. Epiphany, I ski with the toe of my foot. Read More→

Ski Stuff Checklist

With so many of the resorts opening this weekend or already opened it’s time to go through the closet and pull out your ski gear. Seems like we always save this for the night before or the first storm. No matter how prepared I am something gets left behind. So I’ve created a pre-ski day checklist.

Here are a few tips to go along with the below list. Buy a couple of tubes of chapstick and put one in your ski pants and one in your coat along with a thing of tissues. You never remember to take these until your sitting on the chairlift with your nose running. Always keep a thing of sunblock in your car (this is a good tip anytime of the year but you tend to forget it more in the winter). Read More→