Snowshoes

Snowshoes / Library of Congress

Snowshoes / Library of Congress

I went snowshoeing in the New Hampshire woods this weekend! I was worried that my weak knee wouldn’t behave, but it was fine. Also, I assumed that snowshoes would be the old wooden kind, like in the picture. Nope. Now snowshoes are made of aerodynamic composite material, like skis.

All my assumptions were wrong. How many other stroke assumptions are wrong? Maybe I should try skiing?  Ice skating? What else?

4 Responses to “Snowshoes”

  1. Emma writes:

    I have actually gone both cross country skiing and downhill skiing post stroke. Well, really, the downhill skiing should be renamed downhill falling. We have an awesome company here called Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports Centre that helps people with disabilities get out and enjoy the mountains. I’ve been lucky to use their services a few times.

  2. Ginger writes:

    Hi Nina! Glad you had fun. You might like cross country skiing!

    I like Emma’s suggestion re: the Rocky Mountain Adaptive Sports Center. We have a similar outfit here in Utah (the National Ability Center).

  3. Suzanne writes:

    I also go snowshoeing, my leg is ok but sometimes I loose my balance and fall. I make my own trail wich I find is more difficult but on my way back to my house I walk on my trail

  4. Dean writes:

    Cross country skiing with one pole is possible but should be done on the flats. I can do uphills by herringboning but half the time I fall on my knees. Downhills are only possible in groomed tracks. Snowshoes I don’t know about yet, the wooden ones I made are somewhere in the storage locker my ex filled up with my stuff.
    Haven’t tried my Rollerblades, I don’t think I can pull the affected leg forward.

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