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Man flu

Posted on
January 16, 2009

First things first: the sunny weather is relentless at the moment. Day after day has been glorious. I now don't bother looking out of the window first thing each morning in anticipation of what the weather will bring . It will be a shock to the system when the blue skies disappear.Normally this week of the season is very quiet for work. Visitor numbers are always low. So when my "man flu" started at the weekend, I was relieved that I had hardly any work. Time to recharge, the free skiing can wait for another time, just get rid of the sniffles and sore throat. It's my biggest fear being ill during the winter because energy levels can drop, enthusiasm can wilt, and maybe that endless patience......... well let's not even consider what a disaster running low of patience would be. Most blokes can relate to the effect of man flu, we all try to avoid banging on about it, but believe me it's a challenge. Quite how us fearless blokes get through each day without complaining I do not know.

So my last session with Jim and Geraldine (with man flu, remember) really focussed on pressure control, we really went for it. Then Rick booked a lesson - he was willing to be exposed to my man flu, what a soldier! We went to town on extreme scrubby turns and extreme carving turns. Phew that took it out of me. But then Helmine, Louise and Phil contacted me for a couple of lessons, whatever happened to this being a quiet week? We also exaggerated pressure control, we went to war with squashing the bugs, and we made sure we piloted the skis. Lemsips and Sudafed were running out now. Then finally Mary, Jane and Rohiyah (pictured above) kept booking me to continue building their confidence snowploughing on the green slopes.

Maybe I didn't need to worry about the dire effects of man flu, the bookings kept coming. I personally think that Lemsips and Sudafed are overated. Maybe spending all day in the mountains, with sunshine and fresh mountain air being surrounded by motivated skiers is the best cure. Amazing stuff that, because keeping on top of man flu is no easy thing, as blokes know, not that we like banging on about it!?!

Early indications show that we are due some snow early next week, I'll keep you posted. Plus I'm looking forward to meeting Debra. 

Have a good week everybody.

Martin

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