My place of Zen is the mountains. Yours is likely somewhere else, but you can relate. Days like today make me feel truly blessed to live the life I live. I work hard to live it to the fullest, and trust me, some days are hard.
Today, for example, I could have easily slept until 9am, went to work, then cruised home on my bike like usual. Instead, I opted for the early bird route. I got out of bed before the sun was up to be at the mountain at 645am; far before the chair lifts were even running. Why? Just to shred some fresh powder snow before 9 hours of work.
Every moment of mental and physical agony was worth the joy I experienced on the way down. I do not know what happens in my mind, but as soon as gravity starts pulling me down the mountain I forget about everything except what is in front of me. Sometimes what awaits is a soft deep pow turn, but often it is a tree, death cookie or other obstacle that is not near as forgiving as the spring pow that just arrived at Mt Bachelor.
Here’s to the early birds that get after it every day! Keep hustlin’!
Post By: Scott Rowley
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