Originally Posted by sibhusky
The first day out is always sort of a "loss" to me. I don't ski with anyone else on my first day, either. Need to find out "how to do it" all over again, get the old feet compressed into the boots again (my boots feel like I've brought someone else's the first day), etc. In fact, I just long to get the first day OVER WITH. I only target getting in 2-5 runs and then go home. So, don't feel bad about that. Further, I refuse to ski with anyone else on their "first day" as well. Not worth my time to put up with all their issues.
Thanks sibhusky. It was really a downer. I was hoping to start off at least better than I ended last season. I've done a lot of reading, but you know, I guess it's really hard to put what you read into practice if you can't get out there. Sometimes I feel like I'm just never gonna " get it". I know with many sports, there comes a time, that you have some what of an epiphany. That's probably too strong of a word, but I know there is something I'm missing, and I just haven't found it yet. And it's frustrating. When I say that, I know that when i do "get it", I will still have a long way to go to get where I want to be, but just having this monkey of inadequacy on my back sucks.
I kind of equate this to learning to kayak. When I was learning to paddle, I felt like a total uncoordinated moron. I never thought I would learn to roll. Finally one day, during a lesson my instructor connected with me and somehow conveyed to me what I needed to do, and I did my first roll. During that roll, and more so over the next few times in the boat, I knew "the feeling" that I was striving for and was able to roll my boat fairly consistently after that. It was a breakthrough that allowed me to advance, and have fun doing it. No, I didn't become a bad ass kayaker, but I was able to paddle some fun class IV water, which is what I wanted to do.
Im hoping something similar happens ith my skiing, because right now, I'm not Feeling it.
Ive got faith though, and I'm motivated.