Skiing recap

April 22, 2012

The skiing in the big mountains went quite well. I didn’t notice my tendon much unless I ran unexpectedly into a mogul or a bump with my skis which would cause a quick dorsiflexion in my ankle. If that happened at high speed, the sudden stretching could be painful, so I avoided bumps and moguls. There was some late season powder, and skiing powder was not a problem except once when I fell forward in some real cement-like snow, and got a bit of a stretch. My lower leg was very tired by the end of each day especially on the last run of the day back to the village, and an ice pack felt really good for apres-ski. Overall, it was clear that I need to work more on my flexibility (especially dorsiflexion) and my calf strength. The good news is that after the ski trip I have noticed my calf on the injured side is stronger as I can do better calf raises now.