1 year, 3 weeks PO
And here we are. 48 hours away from me being back on the slopes. Man, what a difference a year can make.
If you would have told me one year ago next year I’d be skiing again, I would have thought it’s impossible. Everything was a struggle back then. Crutching, doing stairs, even sleeping was tough.
I have no idea what to expect but just to be on the safe side, I stayed with my old workout regime last week and did not try to add any time to it. Going back on skis will be challenging enough, I don’t need to start it off with a nice flare on top of it.
Last week I saw my OS for a different orthopedic issue for my shoulder, and he told me to hold off doing weights or repetetive moves with my shoulders, to let things calm down. Unfortunately this includes the Elliptical.
Good news – my shoulder can heal; bad news, I can not use the Elliptical (without the arm movement) for building up the leg and hip muscles. It’s too much for my op hip. Always something.
So for the time being, it is treadmill & stationary bike only.
He asked me if I am playing tennis a lot. I told him “not so much lately. It’s difficult getting back into.”
“I broke my hip last year. Remember?” (Whoopsi…)
It’s very unreal to me to go back skiing but I hope I will have fun and my top goal is, to come back without additional hardware in my body. I want to see the avalanche puppies but I don’t need another close up with the ski patrol. If I can manage that, I’ll be a very happy camper.