Monday was scheduled to be a downhill ski day, but I had trouble finding boots to fit. I barely made it down the second run. I traded the boots for different ones, but my calves hurt too badly to ski for the rest of the day. I did work out on the bike and the elliptical trainer for a half hour on each.
Tuesday I tried downhill skiing with a different pair of boots. This time I was able to make it for at least half the day before my feet went numb. On Wednesday, I gave up and went cross-country skiing and had an excellent day. This skiing experience was disheartening. I expected to be able to ski really well because of all the training, but the combination of boots and altitude kept me from doing my best. I was really frustrated.
When I got home from Colorado, I hit the gym again on Friday. I biked for 25 minutes while talking to a friend, and then I ran 4 miles. It felt really good. It might have helped to be at high altitude for a week.
I took Saturday off, and I went cross-country skiing with my husband and dogs on Sunday instead of training with my Women’s Club group. It was a good day.