Thursday, February 10, 2011
Recovery Never Tasted So Good!*
I don't think I mentioned it before, but last weekend Mike and I headed up to the interior of BC for what was supposed to have been a week-long ski vacation at Big White and Silver Star Mountains... It was great in the beginning - we had excellent driving conditions on Saturday (the highway goes through two mountain passes of 4068ft/1240m and 5760ft/1728m, and is know to have winter storms even as late as April or May), and Sunday morning had great weather, with the promise of 30cm of fresh powder by Monday morning. And then what appears to be my current streak of bad luck took effect....
My thanks to the lovely Ski Patrol guys who dragged me down the mountain (and I do mean the whole mountain, since I was at the very top) after I had a very stupid fall. I didn't think it was all that much at the time, but unfortunately I managed to tear the ACL in my right knee - which means no more skiing for me until after I can get it repaired (so, next season, basically)! :(
So now I'm back at home recovering, forced to sit on the sofa all day as I wait for the swelling to go down, and all my necessary doctor visits to be scheduled. At least I have knitting to keep me entertained! :) And to be honest, its not all that bad - I'm not in pain, I can still walk around (albeit a little slowly), and I should be (almost) back to normal before too long. In the meantime, I think this is a great excuse for a little pampering... anyone know a good masseuse? ;)
*So says the advert for Neilson's Chocolate Milk that is printed on the side of my skim milk carton.... the idea being that chocolate milk is an ideal post-workout drink, what with it being made of 1% (semi-skimmed) milk, and containing added omega-3 fatty acids. Do you think 'post-workout' could be extended to include post-physio workout? ;)