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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Everything is Awesome


Guess what I did on MLK day????


Back in the saddle - finally!

I twisted my doctor's arm a tiny bit, but in the end she grudgingly gave me the okay to try skiing.  Well, with conditions of course.  I promised to stay on easy groomed runs, to wrap the surgical area of my foot, and swore I'd only ski a couple hours.


Sunny skies and new snow

So last Monday, my buddy Kim and I had the MLK holiday off, and we headed up to Mt. Hood.  Our timing was so utterly perfect.  Not only did we escape the weekend rainstorm, the mountain received a couple inches of fresh snow overnight.  Then the sun came out.  Perfect!


Kim is happy her ski buddy is back

I was a wee bit apprehensive about how my ski boot would fit on my still-swollen right foot.  So two days before our planned trip, I tried it on at home.  Although snug, I was able to get it on (and more importantly, remove it) and didn't feel uncomfortable.  I texted a photo of my foot in the boot to Kim with the message "Let's go skiing!"


I missed these scenes

My poor friend Kim.  I'm the one she usually skis with, and since I was out of commission, she hadn't been up at all.  You can imagine how happy she was to have her ski buddy back!


Victory lap

My first run was a bit wobbly.  The foot was still a little sore, and it protested when hitting the inside of my boot.  But once I got going, my foot did just fine.  It felt absolutely wonderful to be sliding down a snowy slope again.  I'd waited over two long months for this day.  I was so happy, I even shed a few tears of joy.


My old friend the sunburst

I brought my new GoPro camera along, and had fun trying to take photos.  I left my selfie pole in the car, so in order to get some footage, I coaxed Kim to hold the camera while I skied by.  The result is this short video below.  Proof I can still ski!



video



We skied all morning, and my foot held up wonderfully.  Although it was a little swollen and sore, I was able to make turns and fly down the slopes (having some new fluffy snow sure helped!)

Near the end of a fabulous morning, Kim turned to me and exclaimed: "This is like the song in the Lego movie - everything is awesome!"


Glad to be back with my best ski buddy

Indeed it was.  I couldn't have asked for a better first day back.


35 comments:

  1. Wonderful! So glad it all worked out! Loved the video sure sounded like you gals were having fun! :)

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  2. Looks like a great day - must be good to be mobile again!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    PS: work has settled down, school and summer holidays just about over, normal service will now be resumed!

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  3. Looks like a fun day, Linda, and I love this series of photos.

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  4. EEEEEE!! I'm jumping up and down inside for you! Hoooooray, you're back! Also, from the video, it looks like you're really good at skiing.

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  5. Must be a great feeling but
    "....swore I'd only ski a couple hours..."
    "...we skied all morning..."
    I hope your doctor doesn't read this blog!

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  6. Great photos! I know you are happy to be able to ski again.. I am happy for you and your friend and the awesome day..have a happy week ahead!

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  7. I couldn't be happier for you! Love the snow pics!

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  8. Gorgeous pictures! I never learned to ski, so I really envy those who can.

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  9. That is wonderful! I'm so happy for you, Linda. Enjoy.

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  10. Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy glad you had a good time.

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  11. Linda, glad you had so much fun on the slopes. Not for me! I don't like to be cold.

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  12. How wonderful! I'm so happy for you that you can go skiing again.

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  13. So much fun and the weather looks glorious!

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  14. Congrats! Glad your foot cooperated so the rest of your body had a good time. ;)

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  15. Congrats on the recovery progress...looks like such a fun day!

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  16. What a great day! It looks like you're pretty much back. Congrats to you! :-)

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  17. great photos of fun in the snow!

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  18. I'm so glad to see you back on the slopes and smiling again. Just don't over do it too quickly.

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  19. A perfect day to get back on the slopes - gorgeous!

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  20. Congratulations! I don't ski. Tried it twice but I was a klutz.

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  21. Yippee, Linda! I can't believe it was that uncrowded. It looked like a perfect day. We didn't even try to ski over MLK. You're looking good on those boards - may you have many more powder days.PS I like your jacket.

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  22. YAY FOR YOU, LINDA!!! What a beautiful day! LOVE the video of you in action!
    Feeling your joy. :) And singing along, "Everything is Awesome!"

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  23. Looks like a *lot* of fun! Glad you have recovered sufficiently to go skiing again!

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  24. AWESOME!!! So happy for you:):)
    Blessings, Aimee

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  25. Whoo-hoo... congratulations, Linda! So happy for you!

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  26. hurrah for you!! glad you were able to ski and your foot was good. What a fun day!! I had to work though, sigh...but that's ok!!! Hugs and happiness, my friend!!!! :0)

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  27. Such fun- I can't ski, but your beautiful photos make me wish I could. Be careful and don't overdo!

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  28. Awesome footage of you effortlessly gliding down the slope. Terrific to see.
    Being patient has been rewarded.

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  29. Yahoo! You are back in your element. Loved the short video and it looked like you and Kim had a wonderful day full of sunshine and fun!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  30. You have more snow than we do! Glad you got out!

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  31. What a great day you had. I would love a GoPro, but am I nuts. I really don't know how to properly use the cameras I have now. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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