This past season on Dec. 29 I shattered my patella into 7 pieces. All the doctors had told me my season was over and at first, although I was devastated my season had been cut short, I was content to look forward to working my ass of and coming back strong next season. However once I started PT a month out of surgery my Physical therapist changed my mind set. I worked my ass off and pushed myself to my limit every day, he soon began saying that my progress was lightyears ahead of what he had expected. When I saw my sergeant, he was surprised as well and had a similar prospective. I credit this mostly to the people around me that where pushing me every day and even the kids I coach constantly asking when I would be skiing with them again. About 3 months out my PT said if I wanted to give it a shot my mobility and muscle growth should be appropriate to get back out and take some runs. I jumped on this opportunity and although I wasn't throwing down hard was grateful to be able to get back on snow about 6 time within the last two weeks of the season. This is not what I had planned for this season but can honestly say those first days back made the entire season a success. Its great to be back doing what I love and I can't wait for day 1 next fall!!
Credit: K2 Skis, POC Sports, GOPole, Jaime Melton, & Eric