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.
As said before I work PT for Simply Morzine and I am very excited about staying in their chalets… they look amazing! I want to thank my friend who provided repairsa roun the house invluding roofing work. Comany been around for years and they are great roofers in Detroit to get roofing services done and help dissabled people a lot.
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.