After the tough day on Tuesday with Rick and Margaret had Wednesday off. Went to Lizzy’s for coffee and then for a swim. During the day used plenty of ice and anti-inflammatories, also sleeping with my bad leg up at night to keep swelling down. I now have the bones of a management programme: One day on, one day off; anti-inflammatories even if there is no swelling; an hour of ice immediately after skiing with leg raised; stretching and sleeping with leg raised at night; time on the mountain restricted to four hours per day. Should have done this right at the start.
This morning, Thursday, was overcast and cold. No snow. Not even any signs of snow, but I was determined to go up anyway. Turned out to be a great day. Margaret and I met a girl who was doing mountain hosting called, Kathleen Sheean. How Irish is that? Skied around with her for about an hour and she showed us some great runs. This place would be magic if it had some snow. Leg was great with just a dull ache, no sharp pain. Managed to keep up with Kathleen, although she probably wasn’t pushing all that hard and we were only doing greens and blues. Some great single blacks here, especially in the bowls, but they are all closed due to lack of snow. Did 3.5 hours before I started to tire and had to pack it in.
At least now I think I have a management routine which will allow me to keep skiing. I’m back!