The Bright Side

When bad things happen back to back ... to back ... to back ... you just gotta keep your head up.

Updated: June 21, 2010, 9:36 AM ET
By Ingrid Backstrom

[Ed. note: Ingrid is probably the least destructive person you'll ever meet, but everyone has a bad day once in a while. Or two bad days. Or three bad days, in a row, punctuated by an injury and a fully charred snowmobile. Read on.]

On Thursday, I ruined the first pair of skis. My treasured Katanas, favorite pair ever, sheared apart when I strapped them sticking too far out from the sled. The tails caught in the snow when I rode through a steep ditch, ripping the heelpieces ...

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