Friday, March 01, 2013
It was snowing like gangbusters today, and I skied in more than a foot of powder. It was sooooooo awesome! My Garmin watch said I burned over 1,300 calories -- it measures heart rate -- but I ballparked 1,000 for the fitness tracker, just in case. I inhaled a 6oz steak and veggies tonight in the hopes that the protein will keep me from being so sore tomorrow. My legs are smoked.
I had a couple good wrecks, too. Nothing epic, since it's hard to fall in so much powder and not giggle your way out of it, but I may have jostled my "new" shoulder. Not really an injury, but it's sore. There are some movements I can't do completely pain-free yet, like when you look down at your arm and see a spider on it and immediately jerk it around to get the spider off. Explosive movements like that aren't comfortable! I may have done something like that today. Last weekend, my Garmin showed my top speed at 85mph. Obviously that wasn't on skis. I wrecked last weekend, too, and I think when my arms went flailing across me and skidding down the slope, my wrist may have reached 85mph. Just a theory.
I just love to ski. It makes me so happy. And there's a guy we know who was up today, celebrating 85 years, with only one leg, and doing turns all afternoon. That, my friends, is why we take care of our bodies. I want to be skiing when I'm 85.