Rest days…

After gruelling physical and psychologically demanding sessions it’s understood to be wise to take some rest and recuperate.

I expected to spend my Saturday having a reasonable lie in. After all, I’d spent the preceding 5 days training full on from 9:30 in the morning (sometimes earlier for warm-up riding) till 6pm or later (when practising teaching) with just an hour for lunch.

However, I woke this morning at 6 am fairly bright eyed, having slept the stress free sleep of the entirely worn out, yet happily successful winner of the 5 days of testing. I tidied the flat some, and did some laundry, but then felt a little edgy…

I decided that maybe I’d pop up to the snowy hill to put what I’ve learned through its stress free paces, with no-one watching who is actively assessing me. After all, I’d already paid up for a month’s riding so any slope time was just getting more for my money. So up to Hemel I went, figuring a couple of hours would be fun.

I booked in for 4.

On the slope I had brief snippets of conversation with the wonderful staff there who’ve got bored of seeing my face in recent weeks, but they laughed at me for a) even being there and b) whilst doing so suggested that I could do some of my 35 hours of shadowing.

So that’s that, my rest day consisted of being on snow for 7 hours, and taking part in teaching for 4.5 of those.

I think I may be an addict.

Teaching is *awesome* fun.

What I did on my holidays, by Caitlin.

I booked a week off work quite a while back and started prepping for something I’ve come to care quite deeply about over the last two years.

There was this video that got taken when I was on a skiing holiday, it’s been linked here for two years and loads of people have looked at it.

So, just coming up to two years later this week of work came into play, because it involved more work than I’ve ever put into one week in my LIFE, cost me a few hundred quid and has possibly given me trench foot.

Anyhoo, I’ve got this:

…and I’m a snowboard instructor*

*I need to do some hours shadowing and a few bits of paperwork still.