Friday, August 26, 2011

The Rebound

Broken, that's how I feel right now. Spending days on the couch attached to a bunch of different things is no fun, and neither is walking on crutches.

At some point in the last 7 months I tore my hip labrum and my gluteus medius. After dealing with it throughout last season and this summer, the pain got bad enough to where I couldn't ski. So I left New Zealand for Park City to get an MRI and confirm the diagnosis. Surgery followed a week later and now the couch is my best friend.

The good news is that I shouldn't be out too long and will be back on snow in October. Hopefully these first 6 weeks will fly by and I'll be working out hard in no time.

Till then...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Unknown

I came home early from New Zealand to get some things checked out in hopes to be ready for my next camp in October. I'll be spending a bunch of time in Park City getting myself healthy and in the best shape possible for ski season.

I hear New Zealand is having the storm of the century. I hope all the guys are having some fun down there with the new snow.

Celebrate a life, SJN

Saturday, August 6, 2011

The Art of Waiting

So I haven't had much time on snow in New Zealand yet. Today was going to be my return but the weather had other plans. We woke up to a beautiful NZ morning hoping that we could get a solid day of training. It rained yesterday and we didn't know how the surface would be so we waited for the coaches to check the hill out before trekking up the mountain. We got the green light to get ready but less than five minutes later, the clouds blew in and we couldn't see the ski area. After another phone call to the coaches, we headed up the mountain to try and ski. The weather only got worse as we reached the hill and we ended up sitting in the lodge for a couple hours before calling it off. My return would have to wait one more day and hopefully the extra day will allow me to feel better on snow.

Until next time...

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rolling with the punches...

Tomorrow I get to really train for the first day this camp. The first few days have been rough for me, dealing with a few things and then getting sick and taking two days off. Hopefully I can get myself back in the groove and have quality training sessions this week.

I'm going to go on an adventure with some of our girls tomorrow around Arrowtown to take some pictures that I will post afterwards.

Hope everyone had a wonderful day!