While Monday is typically reserved for beer and Front Range culture, today I am continuing on my selfish streak. Thankfully, I had an extra day off. I hung around the house and got some laundry done. I got the car washed because it was 60 degrees out and I hobbled around a few furniture stores looking for a new hutch and dining table.
I was supposed to write about beer and spend 2.5 hours at the gym this morning and it didn’t happen. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw that I had a rough day on the slopes yesterday. It was crowded and a bit icy in spots but overall, my first day back to skiing was great. That was until my last run. It was actually our planned last run and I was half way down when I lost my footing and down I went. Apparently I yelled pretty loud when I fell because I had strangers asking me if they needed to get ski patrol and the husband urging me to hop on a medical stretcher.
The history with my left knee is no good so when I went down, I knew what really bad pain would have felt like. Luckily, the pain I was feeling was bearable. I managed to get my skiis back on and coast down the run. Once at the bottom, we got to the car, grabbed a bite, and headed home. Beer helped with the pain.
Today, I am wrapped up and enjoying some TV, reading, and resting. And I don’t feel bad about it. I know that I could have been better served with an arm workout or some modified ab work but today I knew that I needed to let myself rest and enjoy the extra day off. I needed to have some me time and rework my workout plan for the rest of the week. I just need to remember that it is ok to slow down and start over!