Jake and Emily. Day 16.

“No significant injuries.”

 
 
 

Jake

Tell us about today!

We went up to Park City this morning to do Skeleton.  You know the olympic sport where you fly down an ice track at 80 mph with your face inches from the ground?  Well, we did the beginner version of that where you fly down an ice track at 45 mph with your face inches from the ground.  Don't worry, we signed a waiver.

Emily got a good cut on her ankle.  We all ran into the wall a few times.  No problem.

And that's pretty much all we did.  A three hour event for two 30 second runs, definitely worth the experience, though.

What did you learn about them? What did you learn about yourself?

Emily didn't get worked up about this whole thing it at all.  She just did it, no fear.

On a scale from 1-10 how would you rate your time together today?

Eight. Really fun activity.  No significant injuries.

On a scale from 1-10 how positively do you feel about your relationship at this point?

Seven. I feel good.  I don't think either of us are head over heels for each other, but I think we both enjoy our time with each other.  It's still hard for me to imagine what would happen to this relationship if we weren't committed to each other.  I'm not going to think about it too much right now.

On a scale from 1-10 how would you rate your chemistry with him/her?

Seven.

Other thoughts?
If you guys ever want to try this out, you can actually go try it out for free on certain days. Check it out!






Emily

Tell us about today!

A few times a year, Utah Olympic Park gives the public a chance to tryout a few curves on their Skeleton track.

Jake's good friend Megan came out to cheer us on and take some videos. She's been training in Skeleton since about 2014. That makes her a…Skeleton-er? Skeleton Athlete? Skeleton slider? Skeletor? I'm not sure what you’d call her. All I know is she regularly chooses to slide down a frozen track headfirst at 70+mph. She seems like an awesome person. But also an insane person.

Our turn came. I didn't have much fear getting on the sled, but I really should have been terrified. It wasn't until I was about 10 seconds into the run where I was like, "HOLY CRAP. This is CRAZY. I could legit DIE."  I know that sounds dramatic. And it is. But I was going about 45 mph face first. Not strapped into anything. No padding, so that’s pretty darn fast. I’m hard core, ok?

My sled did the bounce-around-like-a-pinball thing and it was kind of terrifying. But for some reason, I went back for a second run. I think Jake did a lot better the second time. Me, not so much. I got some ice-burn and a few bruises as trophies. There’s a sick part of me that hopes the cut on my ankle turns into a scar so I can tell my grandkids about the day I was a hard core Skeletor.

What did you learn about them? What did you learn about yourself?

Jake doesn't want to do the thing at his wedding where you smash cake in one another's faces. I think I'll be a BIG cake smasher. Things to talk through in couples coaching tomorrow…

*edit: he’s ok with pie smashing. Cake is just too cliche

On a scale from 1-10 how would you rate your time together today?

Seven. Dates are always fun when you get your adrenaline pumping a little. I like that Jake likes trying out new stuff like this.

On a scale from 1-10 how positively do you feel about your relationship at this point?

Four. I'm still feeling a little bit of a disconnect and sometimes have anxious feels, but I guess we have a couple weeks to figure it out.

On a scale from 1-10 how would you rate your chemistry with him/her?

Six.