Friday, August 14, 2009

Full Circle

Yesterday was the happiest day in my life-in recent memory anyway! August 13th, 2009 was my first day back on snow in 10 months and 2 days. I can know officially say that I am back on snow!!!!

Getting back on skis was a very interesting experience! It was a little felt very normal and at the same time all the heartache, pain and hard work of getting back to skiing was running through my head. It felt incredible to feel so normal! My knee felt great skiing-it wasn't bugging me at all! It was great to not worry about my knee. I am actually skiing quite well too which is amazing! All the visualization I did this winter really paid off! I felt at home on my skis after the first run and today was able to put together some great feeling slalom turns! That being said yesterday we did snowplow drills all day. I never knew how hard it was to do a snowplow "correctly"!! Tough work! I really had to focus on keeping my ski tips together and using gradual pressure to slide the turn instead of having one really hard hit of pressure on the ski. It had to be flowing and over the outside ski...blah blah blah! I AM SO HAPPY!!!! I smiled all day even though I was only snowplowing! Just the feeling of turning and sliding was amazing! I love my sport and could not be happy in where I am at the moment!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats Elli! This is fabulous news, and I am so happy for you! Enjoy the snow. Kelly