My Australian adventure is winding down faster than I would like. After the Hoppet, I kept skiing as much as possible, enjoying the sunshine and camaraderie. That caught up with me yesterday when I woke up absolutely exhausted and took a relaxing day off to catch up on some much needed rest. Got out for more skiing this morning, though the weather is moving back in quickly. I’m pretty sure the Dam Wall in Falls Creek could give Mt Washington a good run for the windiest place on Earth.
Wrapped up my final intensity workout on snow for a few months this morning, hammering up the Paralyzer a good six times on my classic skis. Tomorrow, I’ll get out for a final long ski in the morning, before packing and heading out in the afternoon (read: ahvo).
One of the big highlights I’m looking forward to is catching an Aussie Rules Football match in Melbourne on Friday night – Geelong vs. St Kilda. It’s the semi-final championship game of the season, equivalent to the NFC championship for the NFL. Not exactly sure how we got tickets, but I can’t wait for the game, taking place at the MCG Stadium – Home of the 1964 Melbourne Olympics. Should be a good chance to experience some real Aussie culture.
For now, here’s a shot of a few of my new Australian crew. All the folks I’ve met Down Under have gone a long way towards helping make this an epic summer (or winter) trip. Thanks!