Saturday, December 27, 2008

Skiing

Well, yesterday Mike and I went skiing with my Aunt and Uncle. I was so excited! I have tried snowboarding and wasn't very good at it. I thought that maybe I would do better skiing. Everything started out great. I got off the lift without falling..(YAY)..and started my way down the mountain. Luckily I had great teachers and they helped me catch on to skiing pretty quick.
Anyways, I'm heading down the mountain with my Aunt Kimmy and cousin Kylie...when all of a sudden I started going really fast! I panicked when I couldn't turn...so I just sat down to stop myself. Now...keep in mind...I'm used to snowboarding. When you snowboard and think you are going to fall you just sit down on your butt. I learned the hard way that you don't do that with skis on. I ended up flat on my back, feet stuck underneath me....sliding down the hill. I wasn't even stopping! I was laughing and screaming for my Aunt to help me. If you could have seen me it was HILARIOUS!! I couldn't even get my feet out of the skis..they had to come undo me. Anyways, I decided to sit down on the side for a minute and check for any damages. At first I thought I was okay..but when I tried to stand up I heard a "SNAP" in my knee. That was it...my Aunt flew down the mountain to ask for someone to come help me. Now, I just thought that they would bring a snowmobile up to grab me and bring me down. But I was HORRIBLY wrong! They had to put me on a gurney covered in blankets and a bright blue tarp! Then they skied me down the mountain for everyone to see! I have never been so MORTIFIED! They took me down to see the resort Dr. who did X-rays and all that fun stuff. He even had to pop my knee back into place while Mike held me down on the table. Turns out I ripped my meniscus. Ouch! That was it for me....no more skiing....I ended up spending the day in the lodge watching the rest of my family enjoy themselves. Oh well...I think it was totally worth it. I can't wait to go back and ski some more!

3 comments:

chris woodbury said...

No way! What a great story!! That still doesn't excuse the bathroom incident at church, though. :)

Keri said...

Ha Ha Chris caught you! Guess I wasn't that good of a guard. Let me know if there's anything you need.

becky said...

What a bummer. That is why I prefer snowboarding. At least when you fall you fall all in one direction. I feel like bambi on ice when I have tried skiing. How are you doing? Are you going to need surgery? Remember I am an athletic trainer so if you need anything please let me know.