We made it up the hill, got off the gondola, and headed up another lift… Got in a run and then had lunch.
Lunch at Glacier Creek… we’re both tired, legs are jello… but having fun.
Finish lunch, and we head down the mountain. We’re hoping for a couple runs in before we pick up the boys for one last run of the day.
We’re both tired, we’re both using muscles we don’t normally use.
Neither of us have goggles and it is SNOWING up there, so we’re heading down the hill half blind.
I’m good with breaks… stoppages interspersed with speedy runs down the hill…
My cell phone rings. My kid has been hurt and is being taken to the clinic, could I come?
I throw caution to the wind… and go as fast as I can… And then…
As a side note, on February 6, 2010, I was wrestling with a friend and tore my MCL and ACL….
You know how a rubber band feels in your hand when you snap it? That’s the feeling I had in my knee. In the centre back where I had torn my ACL a year earlier.
is how I made it down the rest of the hill.
I learned 3 things from skiing today:
1. I really like skiing. My body naturally remembered HOW to go down the hill and had my legs been up to the task, today would have been an AMAZING day.
2. I should not be skiing at this weight. My knees cannot handle it.
3. Lunges & squats are a necessity for the training I’m going to do over the next 9 months or so… because skiing WILL be a part of my winter starting next season…
The final verdict on my knee is that I’ve aggravated my ACL again. I will be taking it easy, this will be a learning curve in how to exercise and get fit while not allowed to use my knee much.
Today… was an adventure 🙂 I look forward to tomorrow 🙂