Wednesday, April 6, 2011

An Unexpected Super Awesome Afternoon

When my super awesome friend called me up and invited me to go to the Rail Jam at first I was totally confused. Seriously what is a rail jam? So after my super awesome friend patiently explained what a rail jam is, I was excited to go. Today was a warmer cold day. Its hard to explain but I will try; there was a storm coming in so it seemed warmer. The warm before the storm. I was totally ill prepared for how cold it got and my poor children were incredibly cold. It was just one of those moments where I knew I failed as a mom. Why didn't I take a couple more minutes to grab them gloves, hats, and snacks. Why did I think we would be okay when we were walking to the rail jam? Oh yeah, why oh why did I think I could actually push a stroller up a gigantic hill after six months of a sedentary lifestyle? BAKA!
Well whatever, it was fun! We showed up late and left early, but we saw a lot crazy people doing crazy stunts on manufactured snow. It was fun to live vicariously through people who dare do things I can only dare watch. I was a bit out of my comfort zone. I needed this. My first closed-minded reaction was that I didn't like this kind of stuff, but in reality I don't usually watch this stuff. It wasn't that I didn't like it, I just don't regularly seek out these things. I was so very happy to be out of my comfort zone. I really enjoyed myself. I loved watching everyone do their best, and I will admit watching people crash was super funny. I can say that because nobody was seriously hurt, that definitely helps the humor. Also I found out this is an annual event so I will most likely be going back next year. Thank you my super awesome friend! Also, thank you my super awesome friend's hubby for pushing my stroller up the hill. I really took a ding to my ego, but in a good way. Motivation!

So since this is considered an extreme sport what type of extreme sport would you NEVER try? What type of extreme sport would you LOVE to try? As for me, I think I would like to try paragliding.


Chris and Kim said...

So I am a closet Motorcross jumpers watcher. I think its so cool. This is the type of jumping I mean. I would never try to do it myself though, I'm too much of a chicken.

I have always wanted to try paragliding from the back of a boat or from the top of the point of the mountain.

kmfm said...

I consider pushing the stroller with 75+pounds of extra weight in it up a ginormous hill enough of an extreme sport for me! ;) I am glad you came! I did not know you were out of your comfort zone. That is totally my comfort zone, given that I grew up at a ski hill...literally! I am happy I could help you out :).
I am glad we are friends, friend!
See you friday for another thing I consider an "extreme sport"...I mean it does start at 6:30AM...that is pretty extreme ;)