Monday, March 1, 2010

pushing my limits

There is so much equipment - getting everything tightened down, buckled in, wrist straps in place, the proper pieces over the head and the face, maybe something around the neck.... Then the work. It's so easy for him, he is so much stronger, and so much better at this. I have to push myself just to keep up; in fact, I know he is taking it easy on me, slowing down and choosing simpler ways for me. And there are typically aches and bruises the next day.

But I love this. I love being pushed, I love asking more of my body than I typically do. I love the feeling of flying that happens when it all comes together just right, the feeling of moving just at the edge of control. Of course, if you go a little too far, a little too fast, a little past your limits - it can be quite painful.

Actually - the whole family loves it.


  1. You ski? i'm jealous! Looks lovely though!

    All the best,

  2. you little tease!
    Hope you're having fun.

  3. That looks like fun and honestly a great analogy of when I wrote about O pushing toward the summit. Pushing of limits, making your body go further than you thought it could and everything is sometimes a very good thing in all aspects of life.

    big hugs,

  4. I miss skiing... looks like you guys are having a great time! Keep pushing those limits! :-D



  5. That was wrong in sooo many ways....but I loved it! I needed a good laugh. Isn't it amazing what our minds are programed to think.
    Happy skiing.

  6. Cassie,
    We are having nice weather and a nice time - our family really enjoys playing outside.

    Jz - we are having a very good time - thank you.

    There are a few physical activities I enjoy pushing myself or being pushed to a little beyond my comfort level. This is one of them.

    WEa re having a good time - and pushing limits. Thanks

    It was a little intentonal mis-direction. Thanks.

  7. Very clever. I'm sure you fooled all of your readers.