I’ve been back in Chamonix for a couple of weeks now and it has been more or less solid work during this super busy holiday period. This week however I managed to make it out for a few hours of skiing! I have been working really hard on the physio and things are feeling really good. It seemed quite apt that my first days skiing since I broke my leg was at the Le Tour baby slope. This is where skiing started for me 4 years ago so it was a bizarre feeling to be starting all over again in the same place. The day after Le Tour I headed out for another ski at Brevent, which again went really well I even skied a black run. I’m so happy with how things have progressed since my injury and also very surprised by how quickly I have returned to sport. My surgeon told me initially that I wouldn’t be doing any sport untill at least 6 months after my op. It turned out to be 2 months and 12 days. There is still a way to go before I am back to my normal pace but I really can’t complain.
I’m looking forward to getting out in the big mountains again soon but for the mean time its more pistes and one legged squats!!
Riding the button lift at Le Tour. Where it all started.
About a week or so ago I went for my 6 week X-ray to check to see if the bone had knitted together properly. The news was good and the doctor allowed me to start fully weight bearing as I felt comfortable. I was off the crutches that afternoon and working hard on the physio. Thing have continued to progress well and I have had three physio sessions in the past week (thank you NHS!!). Lots of standing on one leg, squats and walking up and down stairs. I’ll progress onto the one-legged-swissball-squats in due time but for the moment I’m just happy to have my freedom back. It’s been great to be able to take the dog for a walk on the beach again and carry hot food around safely.
I’m hoping to be back in Chamonix in the next week or so but skiing and climbing are still quite a way of. My physio has been very impressed with my progress even in the last week so she thought that if I worked hard I should be able to get back on the Ski’s again in late March or early April which is of course great news. I however am just looking forward to being back in the mountains again.
Won't be needing them anymore!!