Friday, December 19, 2008

Life has been pretty hectic this week.  Christmas prep, snow on the ground and lots to do around the house....


Despite the challenges of this time of year I have managed to keep training....

- I was at Masters on Monday and Friday (felt great at both sessions)
- I skied at the Callaghan Valley for two hours on Tuesday (They have snow now...)
- I did a treadmill run/full body workout/stretch on Thursday (was a nightmare - see later in the post...)

When I was up at the Callaghan Valley I managed to catch part of a Ski Jumping Continental Cup.  I had finished my ski next door at Whistler Olympic Park and was leaving in my truck when a flying jumper caught my eye as I drove by.  I pulled into the parking lot and watched 10 or 15 jumpers launching off of the smaller jump.  It was pretty cool - they make it look really easy.  

The jumpers looked really small - I think they may have been juniors or maybe women (or maybe ski jumpers are just small...)

More importantly we have had two Christmas concerts and two Christmas parties this week and lots of time hanging out with the kids.  Just what I needed after the time away at Silver Star.

On a less positive note I am having some leg problems.... two big blisters on my shin.  Although "blisters" doesn't sound too serious, it is a serious issue for an amputee.  My prosthesis is killing me with every step I take. Once I have a real blister on my leg it WILL NOT heal inside my prosthesis. This creates an irritating scenario where I am forced to take a few days off of my leg - impossible at this time of year....

I would have busted out the crutches already except with the snow on the ground I figure they are a recipe for disaster.  I have been throwing every trick I know at the problem with little in the way of results.  Too little too late I guess....

I am going to cover my one-legged training protocol in an upcoming post.  That way you will all know what to do if you sprain an ankle or twist a knee.....  Hint: don't let it stop you.


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2 comments:

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Those ski jumpers sure are something to watch.

Take care of those blisters. I would love to provide advice, but I haven't a clue how to deal with what you are dealing with - so I'll just have to wish you best of luck.

Ryan Denner said...

keep up the great attitude man!