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As some of you may already know, I have been spending the past few weeks rehab-ing a minor back injury (I will post an update about that situation in a little while). In the meantime, I have been working on my writing and public speaking skills, shifting the focus from physical to creative. I could use some practice! Here is a bit I wrote about putting your boots on for the first time at the beginning of a new season:

 The mountain is a gift of crisp white snow whose perfection is ready to be tainted by my skis.  I slip on my new liners and prepare to jam my feet into my new boots, the casts that will connect me to my skis.  My hands hurt from prying open the stiff, frozen plastic as I repeatedly stomp and pound my feet into my boots.  My ankles feel stuck, fused even until the casts finally give into the resistance.  It’s only now that I realize I’ve been holding my breath.

 I’m looking forward to when it’s GO TIME for me. I’ve enjoyed watching my teammates start the season off with lots of success and can’t wait to join them again.

 My boots may feel new to me again… Uh Oh, hah!

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