We went to Whistler-Blackcomb on Saturday and after a bad start to the morning, I managed to link turns down most of the "Ross's Gold" blue run. I would say it's a pretty easy run as far as blues go, but I'll take the win
Unfortunately, on my second time down the run, I had a bad fall and sprained some ligaments on my bad knee a bit, which really sucks. Hopefully, I'll be in shape to hit Crystal this weekend, but I may need to take it easy for the rest of the spring season. Depends on what the physical therapist says I guess. Running on ibuprofen for the last two days.
The start of the day was awful though. I posted this on the Boot forum, but my new K2 Maysis with custom orthotics were causing my feet to feel like they were on fire! I almost gave up after my first run of the day on a simple green because of the pain. The boots fit comfortably around the house and with my knees flexed, my big toe has room to wiggle, so I'm hoping it's just a break-in issue and not ill-fitting boots.
Also, the "Green Line" run on Blackcomb sucks for a green run. It's a long cat track winding all the way down the mountain with what looks to me like a sheer cliff to one side. Some of the wider blues were easier than this stupid green line. I was hugging the opposite wall whenever I was on it (which didn't help with the quad burn or foot pain depending on which edge I need to be on to hug the wall).
Anyways, I'm glad I didn't quit in the morning and if I can recover enough for a day at Crystal this weekend, I'll be satisfied for the season.