Monday, July 30, 2012

Happy Birthday to Me-I like to Waterski

You may know that I love sports, basketball, football, volleyball and baseball are some of my faves.  But, I would venture to guess you had no idea that my favorite sport is waterskiing.  Growing up on the water I began skiing at an early age and then became hooked when I learned to slalom.  (that's skiing on one)

In college, I joined the University of Kentucky waterski team which is a club sport.  We competed against other schools in the SAC South Atlantic Conference.  Traveling to tournaments every spring and fall was the highlight of my college experience, and at one point I became president of the club.  
It is something I am passionate about.  Yet don't get the opportunity to enjoy it very often anymore.  So this weekend when my uncle asked if I wanted to hit the water for a few cuts I jumped at the chance.  

It was like heaven to me.  Pulling on my ski.  Getting up and making cuts.  Looking in the boat and seeing my baby boy and husband.  Life doesn't get better.  :)  It was an awesome way to start off my birthday week!  :)  (which is today)  

 If you want to know more about how people compete in waterski events check out this link.  
P.S. How is this not an Olympic sport?  


  1. Happy Birthday!
    Thanks for stopping by Mary's Kitchen! I'm following back.

  2. Hi, coming over from the Monday Mingle! Happy birthday! Glad you had a fantastic time!

  3. Happy birthday! And no, didn't know that!

  4. That is awesome! And baby boy looks too cute in his life jacket!! Happy Birthday girl!!

  5. Were you able to walk the next day? I skiied Memorial Day weekend for like 2 minutes, and felt like I had been kicked in the back by a horse the next couple of days. I had no idea you were a skier though! Awesome!