For those of you who don't know, on February 9th, 2010 I was involved in a backcountry accident that resulted in 3 people being injured. I ended up with a fractured skull (relatively minor) and a whole slew of other injuries to bones, and tendons, etc.
Well today I was able to return to my happy place, the slopes. Sure it wasn't the terrain I usually seek out but these past 11 months of rest and recovery have been challenging. I was able to get a few runs at Buttermilk today and it was WONDERFUL! I honestly don't remember the last time I stayed on green runs but I also don't remember the last time I had so a good time. My body only had the strength for a couple of runs but I'll be getting out there again.
A few words of thanks...first of all a HUGE thank you to the great folks on Search and Rescue. You guys rock even though I don't remember it. Secondly, thank you to everyone in the medical field from the nurses and EMT's to the surgeons who worked their magic. A big thanks to all of my friends and family who have gone above and beyond to make this past year more comfortable. (Thanks for all the beer and calzones!). A monster thank you to my PT who tortured me, pushed me and made some turns with me today. You are a sweetheart and awesome. A thanks to all of you for keeping me in touch with my sport through your posts and trip reports. THANK YOU for this wonderful day