In this one watch for the dog!
In this sport it pays to be young, before you delaminate a shoulder, blow up a knee a couple of times, crush a calf, tear the other calf nearly out of the leg, long fall your back into traction, break a bunch of bones, and concuss yourself beyond prism glasses. Yes, voice of experience. Oh, there is so much more! I mostly live vicariously now, it hurts too much to keep up with this stuff now that I am banging on the door of 60. All my injuries except a few football injuries occurred from snow skiing. As one brother used to say, "You ski like you left your brain at home." Yep. But it was hella fun.
I have to admit, I have been feeling pretty good for quite a while. The shoulder gives me pause on strength training days, but it is just noticeably complaining more. It doesn't give me any guff the rest of the day. And the knee is pretty much fine, even after two meniscus tears, and an full ACL tear/replacement, provided I don't ski, waterski, wake board, or anything else that will cause it to swell up. The low back mostly doesn't bother me at all, but once in a while . . . The crushed calf, and the other calf (which looks much worse, I lost about 20% of the muscle after repeated serious tear injuries one ski season) both are in reasonably good shape, the torn up calf looks terrible, and it took years for me to rebuild its strength, but it worked just fine even during the end of my skiing years.
Somewhere in there I found the time to sliced off a finger, but the ER doc was nice enough to sew it back on, saying, "This will never work." But it did, I have full sensation, and use. Dude, I should have sent him a tip. That happened in 1986. Gawd that was 30 years ago last February.
Strong cardio workout 3 days per week, and a solid low weight strengthening set 3 days per week seems to be just what the doctor ordered to keep me out of the docs office.
Well, that and trying to keep up with Maddogswif who swims for 1.5 hours per day, runs for an hour, or bikes for a few, and sometimes does all three! Energizer bunny, and she is only 4 years younger than I, by my calculation that makes her 34 in husband math years, and she looks it.