Lyndsay Meyer and I made a quick trip up Hayden this morning before work. Such a fun ski!
After 11 years of living in the Roaring Fork Valley and being in awe of Mt. Sopris daily, I finally got Ian to the summit yesterday. He’s never been motivated to hike or ski the mountain as he prefers to mountain bike the amazing trails at the base, but I mentioned it late Saturday evening and he jumped on the opportunity. The weather wasn’t pleasant with high winds and not much in the way of sun, but once we determined the snow was stable we went anyway. We don’t have many early mornings without the kids so when my parents took them overnight, we had to take advantage. It wasn’t my fastest trip up and down Sopris but it was my favorite (despite a little whining on my part with my crappy skiing).
Everyday I feel a little better and everyday I celebrate a little.
I’m almost two weeks out from breaking my L2 and L3 transverse processes and I feel like a new person. From not being able to move at all early last week, I’ve progressed to spinning on my road bike. I figured this would take at least three weeks and couldn’t be happier that my body feels good on the bike.
With all the support of our amazing friends, I was able to truly rest last week and stayed on the couch almost one hundred percent of the time. Good thing Le Tour de France is on – what a great way to start my morning when I am forced to rest.
Despite still having miserable pain when I move in the wrong way and some nerve pain continues in my hip, I’m so thankful to be up and moving around. After describing my crash multiple times to people, I’ve realized how lucky I am that I didn’t do more damage.
I’m off to the beach for a week with the family which will help me continue to take it easy. By the time I return, I’ll be three weeks out and maybe, just maybe, ready for a few easy mountain bike rides. I’ll be staying away from the bike parks for a little longer but looking forward to when my body is ready to get back at it.