In early March 2017, my travels took me to the Canyons Resort in beautiful Park City, Utah for the annual Sports Medicine Winter Summit meeting I organize. This is always a fun meeting that combines excellent CME with the chance to ski and enjoy the various other outdoor activities that Park City has to offer. This year’s meeting drew a record attendance with well over 100 health care professionals interested in the care of athletic patients.
The faculty for this year’s meeting included Drs. Aaron Baggish, Kim Fagan, Jordon Metzl, PZ Pearce and Kevin Vincent. They spoke on a host of great topics, ranging from ski injuries, to cardiac issues, to musculoskeletal injuries in athletes. The attendees came from all across the US and represented a variety of specialties, all with an interest in caring for athletic patients and of course skiing.
With a format that included early morning and late afternoon educational sessions, this left the middle of the day open for skiing. The weather this year was sunny and warm and while the snow was good, it got progressively slushier as the week went on. So on the last day I decided to go for a long walk into Park City instead of skiing. The weather that day was perfect for a walk and with my legs a bit sore from skiing; a long walk really did me good. It was amazing to be able to ski one day and go for a walk in shorts the next. And of course there is no better way to explore a place than walking — and Park City is a wonderful to explore!
Thanks as always for reading my blog and I hope it finds you healthy and doing the walking you need to stay that way.
Keep walking my friends!