Tuesday, January 17, 2012

So Will You Catch Me Now I'm Falling

The Guy at the top of the hill I was about ready to herring bone up.

This three day weekend was lovely for the most part. On Friday we had some people over for fish tacos. We ate and drank and talked and knew it was time to go to bed after our friend S.'s boyfriend started doing his Tom Waits impersonation and we couldn't stop laughing.

On Saturday, we got up and The Guy went to the cross-country ski trails and I stayed home and did a work-out for an hour on the bike trainer. He came back with good news. There was enough snow to ski on. We headed to the trails and skied until it got dark. It was so very nice.

We stopped at the Dublin for a drink and a pool game or two on the way home. I actually won my first pool game ever. Yea!

I had made up a pan of lasagna before we left to ski, so all I had to do was put it in the oven and put the beet salad together and we were ready to eat. We watched Midnight in Paris. Woody
Allen can be pretty hit and miss with me, but I thought this movie was just good escapism.

The Guy all lousy with cats. Archie wants to touch Heidi with his paw so badly, but he doesn't want her to get up and move away either. Poor guy.

We went skiing bright and early on Sunday morning, since we knew that the snow was going to melt by afternoon. Of course, I forgot how exhausted I'd be after working-out for 3 hours the day before. By the time we had skied for almost 2 1/2 more hours, I was so tired that I forgot all function or form and fell hard on my back down a hill. I heard a loud cracking sound from my neck and my left arm suddenly felt very, very hot. I was dizzy, but I could move my fingers, so I got up and slowly, VERY slowly, skied back to where we were parked. It was pretty scary.

The Guy took me out for sushi for lunch, but we decided to nix our later afternoon swimming plans and just took a nap instead. We had leftover lasagna for dinner and then The Guy went to play pool with his friend Bry, while I laid around on the couch and read my Prohibition book.

Yesterday I woke up sore and had some whiplash. Luckily, I didn't have to go to work yesterday. I needed the rest. I'm taking at least another recovery day, before I try to work-out again. It's not hard to listen to your body, when it's screaming at you, is it?


laura b. said...

Ouch Churlita! I felt that fall! I'm glad you are listening to your body and giving it a couple of days off from the good times.

May I have some of your lasagna? haha!

NoRegrets said...

Ouch! Whew. At least you were doing something athletic though. I practically threw my neck out ripping off a piece of very hard fruit leather.

silly rabbit said...

Yikes! I don't like doing anything to my back... pinched a nerve a long time ago and I still have trouble with it. I'm glad that you are ok.

Gosh I love looking at your kitties!

Tara said...

Yikes, that fall, the cracking and the funky arm all sounds very scary. I'm glad you took a few days to recover. You might have been extra, extra sore if you and The Guy had gone swimming that same day.

SkylersDad said...

I love snowshoeing, but cross country and I don't get along. It's a balance thing for me.

rel said...

Whew, glad you didn't do any serious damage!!
We still don't have enough snow to go crosscountry skiing. Bummer.