Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Day 1!

Monday was opening, but Saturday was our Day 1.

It was a little depressing to get a text from a ski bum friend of mine on Tuesday stating: "another powder day" while I was hard at work...

Check out the new lift!

We made it up again today. 2-3 over night made it a great 2 runs before it was skied off. People must have slept in, the lines didn't get long until 9:30.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


I joined Dad in South Dakota for some pheasant hunting...

If you don't know what that is... You end up doing a lot of walking. Hunters walk fields in parallel, with dogs usually running around chasing after birds. When you get to the end of the field the birds flush.

We had lunch out of the back of the truck every day.
Baily, one happy Dog.
On the way home we came across a storage facility for a new wind farm. In the picture below there are hundreds of wind mill blades.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ski Season is HERE!!!!!

Yup, A-Basin opens on Monday and I'm feeling a little 'cough' coming on... might be powder fever for which the only cure is a trip to the mountains with skis - weird. :)

We had dinner with the Summit crew last night and we were all pondering the start of ski season - guess we got our answer! We all even considered going up today for Loveland's opening day but changed our minds.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Karyn has bursitis...

Well.... here it is..... I drove to Boulder this afternoon to see MY orthopedic doc after I didn't get an especially warm fuzzy from the doctor on Friday. I scheduled surgery with him after him telling me that the MRI showed a torn labrum (soft tissue that holds the 'ball' in the joint so that you don't dislocate your shoulder all the time) and frayed bicep tendon (likely torn).

So, one of the things that I like about Dr. Halbrecht is that she has performed surgery on my knee.... 3 times. Tucker's shoulder once and Tim's shoulder once. When I arrived at her office today she looked over the radiologist's report and then took off to her office to look at the digital MRI pics.

THEN, she invited me into her office to look at what she saw. An inflamed 'bursa'. BURSITIS! I have BURSITIS!!! So, what was that other doc talking about? She saw what he saw but said it appeared to have been a very old injury and that if my shoulder wasn't prone to dislocation that I shouldn't bother with the repairs. :)

Then she had me do some wall push-ups. Apparently, my right shoulder blade isn't tracking correctly and this is what is causing the bursa irritation.

The solution??? physical therapy. End of story. I still will be an Ironman in 2011. I will still be skiing and hut tripping in 2011. Life goes on, as normal, and hopefully my shoulder feels much better soon.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

yikes! 2 weeks?!?!?

TWO weeks since the last post? I'm sure that nothing too exciting has happened, right? well, today was a phenomenal day for me. My friend Mari, in the black jersey in the photo below, has been declared 'cancer free' (for the 2nd time) from breast cancer and she wanted to do a celebratory bicycle ride. What an awesome idea!!!! I rode my bicycle for the FIRST time since the race and had a GREAT time. 35 miles later, sweaty and cold - yes, that happens - I curled up in my bathtub and prepared for the evening activity.


where was Tucker for all of this adventure??? First things first. Do you know what a pheasant is?

Do you know what to do with one? Well, we do and Tucker is off hunting them in South Dakota with Dad and Tim. Hope that they are having fun and doing well!

More posts later? A visit to the orthopedic surgeon this week has a 2nd opinion scheduled for Monday and surgery scheduled for 10/29.... After I visit my usual doc on Monday I'll post more. AND, it's NOT a knee!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I just ordered new ski pants.... and went to Moab!

What the heck was I thinking?!?!? But after all, none of my ski clothes fit - of course, neither does my motorcycle gear nor anything else. BUT, had a great deal. yeah!

This past weekend??? MOAB!!!! OMG, it was awesome! Yesterday I rode about 26 miles on my mtn bike and today only about 9 - I was a little bit tired. Here are some pics and maybe, just maybe, Tucker will chime in????

IT was a great shuttle ride up - in an expanded VW bus....

Elizabeth enjoying the view!