Tonight I went night skiing at French Regional Park. It was cross country skiing or go to the gym. Skiing sounded like the lesser of two pains in the ass, so I picked that. It was pretty fabulous actually. It is a really clear night here, cold but not uncomfortable. Even on the lighted trails I could see the stars. Nice.
I'm a really novice skier. This was my third time in the last two weeks and before that it has been 26 years. So, anyway, I did the Lagoon Loop without any problems, climbed a hill and did one of the learning loops, the did the Lakeview Loop. Near the end of the Lakeview Loop, you get the option of skiing down a small hill to the recreation center directly or finishing the full loop. Finishing the full loop involves going down a good sized hill to the right then making a sharp left. Let's just say I didn't make it to the sharp left. I got going way too fast, panicked and sat down HARD on my butt. I don't know how it happened, but I swear my butt cheeks magically separated to expose my tail bone to the universe and down I went. It was one of those where I could feel it in my gut and gave me a brief sensation where I questioned whether I had pooped in my pants. (This is a theme, isn't it MnMom?) You know what I'm talking about? Anway, I walked it off and headed back to the rec center on foot. I will suffer for this tomorrow. Pray for my ass.