Bow Lake was my practice site last year. Spending as much time as I could up at the lake last summer, I was stoked to make my return this last Friday for their first $5 Fridays. This time I was able to bring up some of other Performance Coaches/Personal Trainers I work with at PRO Sport Club. Being surrounded by former footballs players has become the norm for me. I did not realize this till one of the skiers asked me who are my body guards?
Working with such strong guys, they are always encouraging and challenging me to new physical limits, but this time it was my turn to show them why I work so hard in the gym. Having them ride in the boat and getting a perfect view of the intensity of water skiing, made them realize the intensity of my workouts. Asking if they wanted to give it a try. They did not want to get into the water. Even though it was abnormally warm for Seattle area this time of year (high 70’s close to 80 degrees) the water temp was still about 50 degrees (I am still wearing my dry suit). But they did get the bug because the next day they were asking when would be the next time to go up. Even those who weren’t able to make it where asking too. So until next time Bow Lake offer their $5 Fridays and the water warms up I will be bringing the boys to Bow for fun in the sun.
Couldn’t fall asleep the night before like a little girl the night before Christmas, I was so excited to wake up before the sun and drive to Othello/Moses Lake to SKI! Knowing that I could not do much since I have been resting for two months with no exercising, I decided to only shadow the buoys and only go 30 mph. The video only gives a little task of the weekend.
At the beginning of May, I thought I would not be able to ski at all this summer due to my injuries, I was just happy that I was able to get out on the water and rip it up with ally my friends who I usually compete with.
The weekend was amazing Driving the boat and Coaching in Othello with Micha Ping (great coach) and then skiing felt like coming home. Then driving to Moses Lake (Sun Basin) to help be a judge at the RADAR tournament was a warm welcome back to the sport. Thank you to all my ski buddies! Can’t wait till I can start competing again
The month of May was a wash! With trying every different type of medicine, and seeing every type of doctor everything from Sport Spine DR specialist to getting Rolfing massage, I was able to decrease the pain tremendously. Finally being diagnosed with costochondritis, I knew I was on the right path to heal and get back in the water. Because the month of May was busy with doctor’s appointments and work and resting, I missed blogging. However, with returning to my regular routine, I have been out skiing and feel good as new. Check out what serous of events for JUNE
With not being able to ski since February, some of my client have been able to enjoy the wonderful weather we have been having here in the Northwest. As I am still recovery, I am living through my clients as they enjoy the water on Lake Washington this past weekend.
After seeing physically therapy for a month, my lower back has improved, however the pain in my upper back (T4-T7) and chest has only gotten worse with the pain increasing while taking deep breaths.
Last week I started seeing a Chiropractor regarding my back, he predicts I may have fractured a rib. With this being a possibility, the only way for it to properly heal is rest. In my case this means no work, working as a personal trainer my body is in constant movement. Even though I am not working-out with each client, I am demonstrating each exercise and grabbing weights for them use for their routine seven to ten times a day.
With the devastation of not working for a week and wanting to enjoy the warm weather in Seattle and knowing water skiing was out of the questions, I headed up to the Boysen house on Lake Stevens.
Enjoying the day with Linda and Ted all we could talk about was skiing, how to improve, equipment, and of course the Pros. It made me think how amazing this ski community is. I have only lived in Seattle for a year now and I have meet so many amazing people through this sport. I have only meet the Boysens twice both for ski events, and when I told them about my conditions they were so welcoming for me to come to just chill at they place and enjoy the view of the lake. As we were preparing dinner, I asked if they could they be willing to be my “Ski parents” since my family is on the other side of the state (Spokane). They replied with a huge hug and said come up whenever you need to. Thank you Boysens for such a relaxing day. I hope to be back soon but this time out on the water.