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I’m probably being dramatic, but it feels like life is passing me by while I recover from this ankle injury. It’s been five weeks, and I’m ready to get back out there and start having fun again.

Brad found some back country tracks near Mt. Rainier that lead up to these cabins and a yurt. Skiers and snowshoers can warm up there during the day, or you can rent the cabins at night if you want to stay longer. They keep some of the roads groomed for the skiers, which is such a luxury!

We went out for the day to get some exercise and fresh, mountain air. It was exhilarating! I felt fine for the first couple of miles of skinning, then my ankle started swelling and was painful to the point where I could only hobble a couple of inches at a time. I wasn’t sure I would be able to ski back to the car… Despite it being extremely painful, it really was so much fun getting a ski day on a quiet and peaceful road in the mountains.

But now I’ve had a set back because apparently I wasn’t ready for that yet. I just don’t know what I’m going to do with myself. Patience is not my strong suit!

Had to take my foot out of the boot and elevate it for a while. Brad threatened to pack it with snow to bring the swelling down. No thanks!

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