February 17, 2016

Trying to Gain Control Skiing

I am back! From my first ski trip post-ACL replacement. I am happy to report everything went really well!

I wasn't scared to get back out there, but I am not an advanced skier in the first place, so there was a level of trepidation in how my knee and how I would react. Kevin was great and this trip took it slow so I could regain my confidence on the hill even though he is a black diamond level skier. He has always been so patient with me so that we can do this together.

Kevin skiing Alta

I remember the first two times I went skiing and learned. My fear from the moment I learned (to even still now) is speed. I thankfully was able to get past my confidence being shot and put myself in some sort of control.

But it is okay to be afraid of speed right? The feeling that you will hurtle down a hillside, out of control and gaining speed? That is what happened when I tore my ACL in the first place. I don't ever want to do that again. Skiing is like life, we want to have the sense of control and that things will not spin out of control. Then if we start to, that we have the power to slow it down and get back on track.

Enjoying Park City

I am getting back on track!

3 comments:

  1. Yay for getting back into the groove and yes its okay to take it slow! I broke my acl back in 1999 and still to this day I freak out a bit when the leg won't do what I want it to, especially on the slopes. The trip before this past one, it was so bad that I ended up just going down the hill with ski patrol because I was done!

    Where did you guys go again?

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  2. Good for you for getting back to skiing! That's awesome! I've never been skiing because I'm too big of a wimp, but that picture is beautiful!

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  3. Its good to see you getting back out there. i like the metaphor you used to compare skiing to life. i have never skied but looking at your blog and pictures i want to

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