Back in Business!

Armed (?) with a knee brace on the right knee, support stocking on the left knee, elbow support for the right arm, helmet, skis and poles,  I ventured out on the slopes at the weekend, and tentatively tackled a few turns.  The conditions were fantastic, lovely soft powdery snow, and sunshine.  To good to miss.

It all seemed to go well, and by Sunday afternoon, I was feeling that I could tackle the course again on Monday morning.

It was great to be back out with the boys!

In the morning, I shadowed a lesson with some adults working on improving their balance and posture, run by our trainer for our afternoon session, Kevin.

In the afternoon, when our BASI Level 2 group got together, I was rather smug, as Kevin got us to tackle the same exercises on steeper slopes, and as I had been practising with his lesson group all morning, I was at least as good as the others despite missing the last week. So that was quite a confidence booster, even though I know they were covering different topics last week, and I’ll have to catch up on those over the next few weeks.

I was certainly tired at the end of a long day skiing; a good workout for the old pins.

Tonight I planned our structured practise session for tomorrow afternoon, when we are working on our own.  I had to work out a two hour schedule, with exercises for the group, choosing which runs and lifts to use, and what to practise on each piste. The extra challenge is to get us back to the starting point two hours later, and most importantly, before the lifts close for the night.

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3 Comments

  1. Comment by Ann Kyle:

    Great news! Mind you it sounds like hard work on and off the slopes!! 🙂

  2. Comment by Trish Graham:

    Great that you’re back and are seemingly not bothered by your suit of armour and various war wounds! The conditions look fabulous!! Hope the training session you planned works well and you manage not to get the group lost! Bon ski!

  3. Comment by Lesley:

    Karen,

    Firstly YAY!

    I just hope you will be teaching them how to get off the lifts too. I remember my learning curve; it was particularly nasty for those poor unfortunates that I took out:)

    Lesley