Yep, I did that. Tandem bicycling was easy because I had ridden it before, and it was good to get outside and be on a bike. We went for 10 miles or more. That doesn’t seem like a lot, but it’s been a long time since I’ve been outside on a bike. Here’s a photo to check it out.
That’s all I have to post. Thanks for checking in!
This photo is from me snowshoeing with Sally Classen. It was snowing pretty hard, which I enjoyed- snow doesn’t bother me at all. This was Saturday, and on Sunday, I hung out with my friend Erin so my parents could go skiing. It was fun to get away from them and be with my own friends.
I reduced the time I go to Learning Rx (a brain training course) so I could have more time doing what I wanted. Going to it five times a week was really challenging, so I do three times a week. I also go to physical therapy twice a week, and even that is too much, so we might be reducing it to once every other week or once every six weeks. They have me doing exercises, and I can do most of them at home.
I’m starting work again for Denny, ink (my job when I was in Jackson). He didn’t say “yes” or “no,” so I just started doing it anyway. It gives me something to do when I’m at home. Alex Phillips mentioned that I could freelance, which is something more to do.
Today, Eric Stout is taking me out to lunch, and tomorrow (Sunday), Cassie Thill is coming over. It’s a busy weekend but I wouldn’t want it any other way!
I’m at home, but I thought I’d repost! I had an injury while I was skiing in the Jackson Hole backcountry, and I’m still recovering. It’s mostly a challenge, but I’m getting better each time.
Everyday, I go t0 Learning Rx (which is a brain-training program). They help little kids regularly, and a few older people, but I think I’m the first brain injury they’ve had. I work with a parent who’s daughter went to high school with me.
Twice a week, I have a personal trainer come to my house. On the days I don’t workout with her, I workout on my own with things she’s given me.
I also go to therapy. We do most of occupational therapy and speech therapy at home, so I only go to physical therapy. OT is mostly fine motor coordination, and I do a lot of cooking, so that’s covered. By going to speech, I’m better than a lot of patients, so she’s not able to make it hard enough for me. So I’m able to have more time to myself, rather than going to the hospital four times a week.
That’s all I posted, but I’ll post again!
A workout with my personal trainer.
Sally was in a bad skiing accident in Jackson Mountain Ski Resort backcountry on March 24, 2012. She suffered major orthopedic injuries and a traumatic brain injury. Her recovery has been slow but steady. Please stay tuned for updates from her. She is getting close to where she may be posting on her site.
To put it simply, my time so far in Jackson has been unreal. I’ve been truly amazed by the friends I’ve made, the work I’m doing, and, of course, the skiing. Here are a few snaps from my time here so far.
Summer, 2011: five weddings, two international destinations, and friends all around the world. Here are my favorite moments: life doesn’t get much better.
Heli Skiing New Zealand from sally francklyn on Vimeo.
I spent the last two weeks in New Zealand, skiing powder, drinking Speights, and sleeping on friends floors (I’ve posted some photos here). I was lucky enough to go heli skiing with Harris Mountains Heli Ski, and I got to have some more practice with the GoPro. Here’s a quick edit I made.
After an awesome weekend in San Francisco, I slept all night on the flight to Auckland. I made it to Queenstown, took a walk around, and drank Speights with some friends. I made my way to Nokomai Station, where I slept a deep sleep, after a yummy home-cooked meal of lamb and potatoes. The next morning, I got a quick tour of the farm, where 22,000 sheep produce the Merino for SmartWool. We took a quick tour in the helicopter (the land is so extensive that they use a heli to round up the sheep) and saw the majority of the 96,000 acre property. The country here is gorgeous, and the people are the friendliest I’ve ever met. I’ve posted an album of photos on Facebook—take a look.
I was blessed to be involved in Sara Bergman and Blake McKenna’s wedding at beautiful Piney River Ranch, north of Vail, Colorado. Here are a few pictures from the weekend. Chris McLaughlin Photography took the most stunning photos, too.
Love this: as a form of protest, ladies (and gentlemen) all over NYC organized a bike ride where everyone wore a skirt (because apparently it’s illegal to do so?). More photos and the full story at Cup of Jo.
Photo courtesy of Cup of Jo