Friday, February 7, 2014

Slope-what? --- Day 3/27

Walk: Mindful Body
Distance: 10 blocks and teach yoga class

So here come the Winter Olympics.  Once having thought of herself as an athlete Ciwt is amazed every year to see competition in sports that didn't even exist when she was particularly active.  The various snowboarding events like Slopestyle come to mind.  She does remember the infancy of that sport when she was living in Sun Valley and a group of guys in the yard next to her spent day after day doing flips, leaping from roofs and making other potentially very hazardous moves.  In Summer?  With skies on?   I asked around; nobody had the vaguest idea what those guys were up to.

Then came winter and they turned out to be the first ever competitive snowboarders - an entirely new sport. Not for the faint of heart.


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