Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sled Race

On Friday I had to help Tayllor and his hockey team at the Ice Dogs game selling tickets to help the team get money. Between the 1st and 2nd period, my friend Donnie grabs me by the arm and tells me, "Hurry, I need a partner for this sled race." and drags me down the stairs. Come to find out he had gotten picked to compete in a sled race....on the front of everyone....with just our shoes on! Ok, I can do this, no problem. I get downstairs and find out my 31 yr old outta shape ass is going to go up against 2 top notch in shape high school and comp hockey players!! GRRRRRREAT!!
We get prepared and even get to pick our team names. The younger boys went with "Team Domination" and we decided on "Better Than You Times 2" (hehe). Get our helmets, get our sleds and head out on the ice. For the first half go around, I'm going to be pulling Donnie and then we'll switch for the second half to the finish. Thankfully, Donnie helped a LOT by using his hands on the ice to push and steer us around the corners some. Then, I jumped in the sled and we raced for the finish line. Regretfully, we didn't win BUT, heard from some "fans" that I was tied with the younger boys when I was pulling and had I not taken the corner too wide and/or my partner had better traction, we may have won. It was fun!!
Afterwards, my shaky legs take me back to where Tayllor was. He's still cheering for me and says "Good job mom"! Kinda made me beam a little more. Here are a few pictures my friend Patty (and the mom of one of the top notch hockey players!) took with her iphone. They turned out pretty good for a camera phone AND for her being pretty far away.

This is the start of the race. My legs were kinda shaky.

Here are the younger boys. Nice form Jared :)

Here is me in the sled and my partner Donnie not getting ANY traction

All in all, it was a lot of fun.


  1. That was so much fun to watch!

  2. That looks like so much fun. Wish I had been there to see it.

  3. What a good sport you are Melissa!!! And yeah, nice photos :)