Background for those who don't know me: I missed all last season due to a non-skiing injury. I still came up to Steamboat (thiis is the 16th straight year, plus several others scattered further back), mainly to see many friends who have been coming at the same time for all those years, but just relaxed, visited friends, saw things in town that I was usually too busy to bother with, etc. A relaxing time that helped my mental recovery, just not really any help to the physical recovery.
I have gotten better as the year progressed, and decided to give it a try this year, but my balance is still a little shakey, so we started slowly. It is a little frustrating after years of skiing almost anywhere I wanted (not quite everywhere, but most), to start yesterday on Preview to see if I could even still do anything, but we did. Two runs down Preview, 2 runs down Why Not, lunch break, then Tomahawk (via Sundial cutoff). The injury had also kept me off a lot of my aerobics, so by then the thighs were sceaming, so we called that a day.
Today was a little better. We got a late start because several in our group wanted to use my laptop to show pictures of their families. (Our group gets together only once a year: 3 from Denver, 2 from Detroit, one from Florida (north of Tampa), 1 from DC area, and 2 from Philadelphia, so the first day or two is spent in catching up on the past year), But we got going around 10ish. Three runs down Tomahawk to start (only using Sundial the first one), then luch. After lunch I moved over to Quickdraw, then Flintlock. Still nothing spectacular, but after the injusy, decent progress. By then, the thighs were screaming again, so down to the hot tub.
If I can keep getting skills back at the same rate of progress all week, I may be back to almost normal before the week is out; we shall see how it goes.