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A Changing of the Mind

Seven years ago, I ripped my ACL for the first time ....  Six years ago, I ripped my ACL for the second time ... Five years ago, I ripped my ACL for the third time .... Four year ago, I ripped my ACL for the fourth time ....
Seeing a pattern develop?
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Little by little, my addiction to skiing has eaten away at the fibers of my anterior cruciate ligament until there is nothing left.  A lifelong strength athlete, I lied to myself and blatantly refused to admit that perhaps I should ease off.  Maybe some other body couldn't handle it, but I was convinced that mine would be able to continue skiing sans ACL.   I totally had this.

And then the problems started.

I didn't have enough strength to drop my right knee for a tele turn, so I put my tele skis away.
I didn't have enough range of motion to carry a high edge angle, so I skidded all my turns.
I didn't have enough strength to take the…