For the very first time, I have joined a ski racing league. Last night was my first race. I have never skied competitively before, so I was a little nervous about wiping out and embarrassing myself in front of my new team. Luckily, I kept it together and made it down without looking like too much of an ass. This week's race was just to set my handicap. The way it works, you're really racing against yourself rather than another person. I'm awarded more points the better I do against my previous time.
It was fun. The people on my team, most of whom I didn't know, seem nice and don't take it too seriously. It's more of a beer league than anything else. It was a beautiful night, not too cold, and some fluffy new snow.
My top priority is to avoid a situation like this: