It has been almost three week since I twisted my left knee quite badly on the second last day of my cross-country ski trip on top of the Chic-Choc Mountains. Like all my previous close-calls (such as falling 35 feet down a rock cliff, flipping over my uncle's car on the icy highway btwn Jasper and Banff), the accident happened in slow-motion.
I clearly remember the cold air and the beautiful snow when the tip of my left-ski decided to spear side way into the snow-bank. My knee followed the ski and both came to a sudden stop. Meanwhile, the rest of my body, unaware of the unscheduled rendezvous, was still hurling itself downhill in the opposite direction. My poor knee took the blunt of the twisting forces and the ligaments inside stretched to its limits. I knew I was in trouble when my leg was just dangling weakly below the kneecap after I got up. The next day, I wrapped my swollen knee with a pair of long-john, swallowed a painkiller, and spent the next 3 hours 15 min skiing 18 kilometres out of the mountain back to the parking lot.
So far, I have been able to get around with a bit of a limp, altho it was hard to do kick-boxing and Zumba-dancing with just one good leg. But I am determined to get myself back into shape. You see, there is a running marathon coming up end of May. Did I not tell you I stare at goats and believe in mind-over-body?
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