It is soon time for the ski season again…I am so excited. It is the only thing I have found that gives me the similar adrenaline rush as eventing did. Also it is very good for my balance and core strength, as I am a T4 injury my muscles are paralysed from my chest down…. or they were anyway (my abdominals and back muscles work and are getting stronger)
I am off to Chill factore for a ski lesson in the morning. I love it! There are a few good things come from my accident, one being that I actually get time to do other things like skiing (all my money and time were spent doing the horses- which I do miss), I have found myself a gorgeous man to marry! (May have still been struggling along in the last relationship) and I have some fantastic new friends! So every cloud has a silver lining!!!
I am determined that by the end of the season I am a decent skier. It is seriously difficult…. but the challenge is part of the fun.
I am now enjoying some fun therapy! I have had my first ski trip for the season, I love the challenge at it works my core muscles without feeling like rehab.
I was lucky to get a couple of lessons with Dom. He is excellent. We also enjoyed staying at one of Simply Morzine’s beautiful chalet’s. We got home a day later than expected due to Geneva being closed but for once I enjoyed being injured as we had no waiting around and were given a 4 star hotel with meal vouchers, so can’t complain. I like easy jet.
I felt a lot stronger this time, so the work all summer has certainly improved my abilty to go from leaning forward to sitting up straight whilst skiing!
I have been busy with continued treadmill work, going on it 4 or 5 times a week, plus the FES bike, physio etc etc, but have had to have a quiet week over Christmas because I have scraped the skin off my arse whilst transfering, so I can not have the harness on and I am trying not to do much sitting. I suppose my body needs a rest at some point , it can spend this time healing!
I am also working hard organising the fashion show. It is only 3weeks now. We have some great models taking part. There are more details on my website.