Every year after Halloween, I start preparing for ski season. Mostly, I do wall-sit exercises which has turned into a group exercise in my office. That makes a huge difference in performance.

The video above is Franz Klammer at the 1976 Olympics. He was going to win the gold medal or die trying. It must have been something to see live, because even though I’ve seen it dozens of times I’m still amazed by it. I like to watch it for inspiration.

This season, I’m hoping to ski several times since I typically only get to go once. I’m even thinking of heading up to Hunter Mountain which would be the farthest north I have skied by a long shot. We’ll see.