With a full week of rest and surviving time off from work, exercising and . . . and . . . .and well besides water skiing (which I am already taking time off from) I really don’t do anything else. Even though this week was a good rest period, it does not mean this is the end of my recovery phase. NO it is just the beginning. . . . .
This is how my car usually looks like when I am heading to the lake or a tournament, yet I did not drive to either one today. Knowing my body needs to more time to completely heal, I have decided to not ski at all this season. At first I thought I could get away with just skiing and not competing, but as the symptoms in my back started to increase verses decrease, I knew this would not be the case.
To make sure I won’t water ski this summer, I drove my ski with all my gear to the only one person I would trust to take good care of the my equipment , Margie Metzger, a great friend and an amazing Physical Therapist.
Now you have to understand I am that type of skier who does not like other people touching my ski! I cringed of the thought of people even asking if they can look at it. I will go out of my way to make sure when entering and exiting the boat that I am the one holding my ski, no one else, not even my coach. So letting Margie keep my ski and all my gear for the entire summer is a big deal, and a big step of faith.
Never thinking that I would need time off from this sport to improve, I know with this time it will allow my body to fully heal. From this recovery phase I hope to be a stronger and smarter skier for the next session. So Summer 2013 Look Out I am coming for yah.