Aches – What a Pain

Today, sadly, there’s no skiing.

Instead, I’m going to the physical therapist to work on a chronic Achilles tendon injury. As I close in on age 60, aches and pains are to be expected.

But they still suck.

As this ski season began, I knew I had to do something. The 10-year-old tendon injury hasn’t prevented me from being active, but it does cause a fair bit of pain. It seemed to be getting worse and I didn’t want it to eventually stop me from skiing, so I finally sought treatment this month.

For active seniors (hey, I guess I’m joining the club!) it’s a fact of life. There will be aches and pains — we just need to take care of them so we can keep going.

That’s my plan anyway. Therapy today, skiing tomorrow.

NelsonSkiingWhitefish
Wish I was here: SkiZer at Whitefish Mountain last year. (Brian Schott)
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