My first foray into snowboarding (or any kind of snow sport, for that matter) was back in January when Bobby and I went with J-Ben and Pizzle during their visit to Colorado. J-Ben and I planned to take lessons, but they were booked solid, so Bobby and Pizzle were kind enough to show us some techniques, give us some pointers, and then get us up the mountain. As much as I appreciated the help, I was looking forward to taking a proper, full day lesson before the end of this season so that I could get a good idea of what I wanted next season to look like (do I like it enough to get a season pass? do I kind of want to do a once a winter thing? etc.). As luck would have it, our friend Jenny had never been snowboarding before, and she wanted to give it a try. After a bit of very last minute planning (3 days before) we had coordinated one final snowboarding day- yesterday, a Wednesday, smack in the middle of the week to avoid crowds and traffic. Our friend, Rory, let Bobby, Jenny, and I drive to Boulder and crash on her couch so that we could all head out early the next day.
Rory and Bobby were all over the park while we were taking lessons, so after Jenny and I were done we took the ski lift back down and hung out with some coffee, waiting for them. We headed back to Boulder, changed out of our snow clothes, and then went out for some Mexican food (mmmm, chile rellenos and mole). Bobby, Jenny and I drove back home and were welcomed with open arms by our hot tub after we downed some Emergen-C and water. I slept like a baby last night, but honestly I am far less sore than I expected to be today. I went to yoga this morning for my usual Tuesday/Thursday class and felt great. We'll see how I feel tonight though, when I do my C25K run.
I'm looking forward to many more snowboarding trips in my future, but I'm still happy we're moving into Spring. Although I do love the fact that living in Colorado allows me to go snowboarding (yesterday) and camping/hiking (day after tomorrow) in the same week :)