English translation: and have myself just returned from a week of skying
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German term or phrase:
ich war selbst gerade eine Woche Skifahren
and have myself just returned from a week of skying
About tenses: I have just worked out that that is what Johanna's comment was about. I think you need to see the context to decide which tense to use in this case. I was rather thinking of it as part of a narrative. But it could be "this is how I am".
„war“, SO verwendet, bezeichnet eine (mehr oder weniger unveränderliche) Eigenschaft oder Veranlagung:
Ich wusste schon immer alles besser und war gerade bei einem Kongress für Proofreader
Ich war schon immer morbid und war gerade 5 Stunden auf dem Friedhof
I'm travelling and don't have any grammar books to hand, but I have a dim feeling this construction means something like "I had always been a sports enthusiast and had myself just spent a week skiing."