Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz
Originally Posted by Living Proof It's funny but one day at Alta, I spent most of the morning in the mid-mountain lodge because my skiing sucked, and, then had my best afternoon of the trip.
I had a day like that at Vail once. The morning was so bad I was so depressed that at lunch I was no fun to be with, my wife was very unhappy with my brooding silence.
The afternoon was one of the best ski days of my life.
I think I make the third or fourth post like this. It'll be snowing hard and it's perfect or cruddy and perfect or icy and less than perfect and can't buy a turn for love nor money, and I get more and more pissed off and frustrated until I stop for a while to sit somewhere with a view of the snow and sulk with a cup of coffee and some chips, now being pissed that I'm not out skiing, until the mood lifts and my sense of humor pokes it's nose out again. Then I go out and ski my little patootie off.
The biggest problem I've always had with physical performance is lack of sleep. Even when I've been awesomely fit, a bad night's sleep turns me into an uncoordinated twitchy mess, and makes me moody to boot. Sometimes I don't eat enough in the morning (have always hated breakfast), sometimes I'm preoccupied, but it usually comes down to whether I've had at least several hours of solid restorative sleep.