Skiing Once a Year + Me = Ouch!

love2eatinpa, 01 March 2010, 18 comments
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Skiing was a blast on Saturday, the four of us had a great time. However, I am now being reminded that I’ll be 42 in a few weeks and that no matter how good of shape I think that I’m in from going to the gym four days a week, the muscles I use at the gym and the ones I used for skiing are from two totally different planets.

I am sore and just feeling wrecked in general. I don’t have the strength or energy to keep my fingers poised over the keyboard for very long. I’m going to take a break from writing today and just nurture myself a bit by laying on the couch (until my kids come home from school and it’s homework time!) and catching up on some dvr’d Oprah shows.

Hope you all had a nice weekend and are feeling good!


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  1. Christie @ Honoring Health
    01 March 2010, 3:42 pm

    Aw, hope the soreness subsides soon!
    .-= Christie @ Honoring Health´s last blog ..Weekend Batch Cooking =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    thanks, christie. i need to remember this feeling next year when we take the kids skiing and maybe cut my ski time short. after all, i’ll be another year older. 😉

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  2. Bobbie @Anonymous Fat Girl
    01 March 2010, 6:26 pm

    You know I’ve never tried skiing before! I know I’m going to miss the Olympics and watching all the skiers. I think next year I’ll give it a shot. I guess I’ve always thought I was too fat to do it. Now I know I can do anything I put my mind too.
    .-= Bobbie @Anonymous Fat Girl´s last blog ..Working out with your significant other + fat ass to gym rat week 18, video 10 =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    i never went skiing until i met my husband, so i was in my 30’s when i first tried it. of course, i have no desire to go fast, my goal is to get down the mountain with the least amount of face planting as possible. and my gosh, you can definitely do it!

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  3. Jess
    01 March 2010, 7:49 pm

    I haven’t been skiing in about 20 years . . . thanks for the warning, because I haven’t felt this good (physically) in about the same amount of time that I might overexert myself if I decide, “Hey, I used to love to ski! I oughta go do that!”

    Especially since I’ll be 41 or so when I actually do it.

    The biggest thing that I am jazzed about is being able to actually run across a parking lot to get to my car. I could not run (seriously, I physically could not move my body properly to run!) in July of 2009. Now I can run a block and I choose to park once and walk–even in the big strip mall parking lots!

    So, yeah, I can see myself overexerting myself and blowing out a knee because I feel like I’m in my 20s again.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    lol! my advice would be to just take it easy and not go full throttle if you do decide to go skiing. it’s awesome that you can run again, i’m so happy for you! all of your hard work is clearly paying off and you are worth it.

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  4. MB
    01 March 2010, 10:16 pm

    I’m jealous. I haven’t been skiing or snowboarding in a couple of years. I know I’ll be sore when I get back out on the slopes but I need my mountain fix after watching the winter Olympics…I got the fever. Get back out there – it only hurts the first couple of times. 😉

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    thanks for stopping by, mb. i bet tons of people were inspired by watching the olympics, how could you not be? go for it and have fun!

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  5. Lisa
    02 March 2010, 8:22 am

    I just came across your blog and read your profile. I have had disordered eating for 25 years and am in recovery (again). Your blog was an encouragement for me today. Thanks for sharing your story…

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    hi lisa, sounds like we are in a similar boat. i’m glad you stopped by and that i was somehow encouraging.

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  6. Yum Yucky
    02 March 2010, 12:03 pm

    I’ve never been skiing! What the heck is my problem? But I’ve been hiking once. And all those miles didn’t sore me, so I’m thinking the trail I took was too easy.
    .-= Yum Yucky´s last blog ..Tasting! Kraft Singles Melt Downs =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    skiing is easy when you start off as a kid like my husband did. i didn’t start until i met him in my 30’s, when i already had ‘the fear’. so even though i have no need for speed, just making my way down the mountain with falling and getting hurt is good enough for me. more importantly, we are trying to expose our kids to it, so i really want to be there.

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  7. Holly
    02 March 2010, 12:55 pm

    I have actually only been skiing 5 or 6 times, all in high school. So, it’s been awhile! But you are SO RIGHT. I think skiing is one of those things where you use muscles you wouldn’t use in ANY other type of aerobic activity! It’s incredibly intense.

    I’d love to go again sometime. Although now that I’m older, I have that fear of being injured! Oh well….I guess that’s why there are family hills and bunny slopes.

    I hope you are less sore today!
    .-= Holly´s last blog ..March Madness =-.

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    that is probably the amount of times i’ve been skiing since i met my husband in my mid-late 20’s. it’s intense in and of itself, but then add to that trying to help your kids up after they’ve fallen when you can barely stand up and balance yourself!!! and yes, the fear of being injured weighs heavily on my mind. mom’s cannot get hurt ya know. and thanks, holly, i am less sore today, thank goodness.

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  8. Jill
    02 March 2010, 5:41 pm

    I’m glad you are less sore today! That sounded like a lot of fun…I however have tons of balance problems due to cerebral palsy and no so great vision so I don’t think skiing would be for me (maybe the cross country type where you just walk in your skis would be fine) 🙂

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    i think cross country might be fun, or perhaps snoe showing!

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  9. Diana
    03 March 2010, 10:22 am

    Awe…poor thing! That’s not good…I have a feeling I’m going to be in big trouble when I try to snowboard! I guess i have about 8 months thought to try and prep for it! lol.
    Hope you feel better!
    Cross country and snow shoeing is fun, but man…what a workout and a half!

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    love2eatinpa Reply:

    i would bet that snow boarding will be a blast, but unfortunately, somewhat painful afterwards. i’m feeling better now and like all soreness from a good workout, yours will pass too. i’m totally into the good workout, but what fun is it if you can’t whine a little bit about it afterwards, right? =)

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