I’m not sure if it’s the lack of snow, or lack of me skiing that’s kept me from wanting to write about the season. Probably a combination of the two.
As most of you know or have read, I broke my ankle last June racing motocross. In my previous post about riding dirtbikes this past fall I was under the impression my ankle was healed. No pain riding or lifting weights and I was feeling fantastic!
That all changed when I went to opening weekend at PCMR with the Saga Outerwear Crew.
I figured if my ankle felt good in my motocross boots, it could only feel better in a stiffer ski boot. Apparently, I was wrong. I took a couple runs before noticing the extreme pain of my ankle. The next day I ran straight to Surefoot and the boys took care of me reforming my liners to fit my post-surgery ankle.
The new Surefoot liners helped, but didn’t solve the problem. The bruising increased, the pain increased as well as my frustration. Little did I know that this was how my season would go. 1-2 days on, 5-6 days off. My ankle is still bruised like crazy and I now have plantar faciitis.
As things have been getting better, I’ve been trying to at least get back in the game a little bit. Where I am now is where I thought I would be in December, and it’s the first week of March. I hate to admit this season has been such a wash for me, but I guess plenty of people sit out an entire season with blown knee’s etc. and I at least got some time on snow.
In the meantime, I decided to send my snowmobile WFO into a tree and that has been a fun $1600 in parts alone.
Thanks to them and Hillary Maybery Photography it’s looking pretty damn good don’t ya think? 😉
Just in time for spring I suppose!
With not a lot of progress being made in ankle recovery, a second surgery is scheduled for April 3rd. We are going to remove the hardware that we think may be causing some of the problem.
Until then, I’ll be skiing a little, riding my dirtbike and getting ready for my first motocross race March 27th.
I wish my ankle felt as good skiing as it does riding dirtbikes… this was last weekend with Nick Carnes!
Things could always be worse! I’m alive, healthy-ish and always pushing.
HUGE THANKS TO MY SPONSORS for the continued support through one of the most frustrating seasons to date.