Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness
January 18, 2017

Healthy choices: fitness, food discipline, and sleep!

Things have been alright. My back has been alright, weightlifting has been alright, work has been alright, the skiing has been alright (we keep getting these little surprise powder days, nothing on Killington Road, but really nice turns up on the mountain). Things have been…

Reconnecting with old friends
Altitude Sickness
January 11, 2017

Reconnecting with old friends

This was a week for reconnecting with old friends and people who have assisted me in some pretty thunderous ways. Last week, at the 50th birthday party for a friend of mine, I ran into a bunch of people that I had not seen in…

Altitude Sickness
January 4, 2017

Goodbye, 2016!

As you read this, 2016 is over. 2016 is roaring to a close, taking nearly every talented person with it, Pat Harrington, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Dan Haggerty, Glen Frey, Abe Vigota, George Gaynes, Tony Burton, George Kennedy, Nancy Reagan, Robert Horton, Joe Santos, Joe…

Altitude Sickness
December 28, 2016

Gifts to myself, of safety and seeing

Merry Christmas to me! I got my new helmet and goggles! I shed a bit of a tear when I put aside my old faithful helmet, with its dents, and well … more dents.  Up to now I have only had one helmet, my first,…

Altitude Sickness
December 21, 2016

Splurging for some upgrades in my ski attire

Aside from a total bitch of a cold that has settled into my lungs for a long winter nap, this has been a kickass week. Great skiing, great snow, great skiing, and more great snow. I’ve been super impressed with the skiing and the snow,…

Altitude Sickness
December 14, 2016

45+ days of skiing, powder turns early season

This week has been a blur of skiing, lifting weights, and selling solar. Having skied a blissful 45 days so far (every operating day of the resort), and having had a couple of genuine powder days, I can honestly say that this year is off…

Altitude Sickness
December 7, 2016

Lessons from the young and passionate

The first order of business this week is to congratulate Killington, their volunteers, and their “Beast”-ly snow crew for putting up one hell of a show for the FIS Womens World Cup.  It was a great, tough course with lots of drama, and most importantly,…

Altitude Sickness
November 22, 2016

Mastering the climb

It has been a quiet week in Killington. I haven’t been doing much in the way of activity other than skiing every day and rock climbing at the Rutland Gym. This is what I normally refer to as my “asthsma season” or my “fat season.”…

Long hikes and ensuing adventures
Altitude Sickness
October 5, 2016

Long hikes and ensuing adventures

So it turns out that chiropractors pretty much instantly cure vertigo when they adjust your neck. Remember that if you ever get it, because uncured, I would frankly choose kidney stones if I could. I have been easing back, not doing much, riding the stationary…