where all this nonsense began, bum knee at the 508 in october.
a 12-step program? Well, hell, why not? I'm an American, after
all, which our fearless leader tells us, means the we
should acknowledge our fears and then use them to react in a
ludicrous irrational manner.
Due to injury
(explained in training diary), I missed my birthday. Healed
enough to train, I'm embarking on a 12-step countdown to a
challenge that will take place on the first day of spring, or
Down for the count. So, instead
of a birthday challenge I'm not climbing at all. My shoulder
just wasn't healing, making climbing, um, un-fun. Actually, it
was still fun but irritating so I decided to just shut down,
rest, rehab, and then re-evaluate the entire situation. It's
possible this injury is more serious than I thought but in order
to find out I'm going to need to completely rest and rehab it,
which means no climbing--or upper body training--for a while.
Quick update. Life is in transition
and, hence, busy. Challenge has been going okay. Good, not
great. Yoga and meditation, even at a base level, has been an
excellent addition. I've completed the first two steps of the
martini challenge. Biking miles are way ahead, running way
behind. Rehab is good and my shoulder seems to be better. My
knee, even better. So the signs are all good, even if I'm not
training as hard as I'd like--or anywhere close to it. I've also
completed three days of fasting. The worst thing is the
studying. Haven't really began any course work. Too much else
going on. But that process is to clear my plate to allow time
for studying. Almost finalized my move out of the office, which
will help immensely.
The birthday challenge is
probably going to be an attempt at 100 sport routes in a day.
This, I'm fairly certain, has never been done. Also quite
uncertain whether I can do it. Course, if I knew, it wouldn't be
Gone really easy on the news and,
hence, the Bushies, though a friend of mine just got back from
New Orleans and said it's disgusting how it's just being
ignored. The friggin' guy...
My challenge officially began
yesterday and I'm feeling better already. Did my first day of
fasting, completed all of my rehab, did yoga, stretched, jumped
rope (200 reps), spent 11 hours in the office and studied for an
hour, rode 30 minutes and then went a did some training on the
hangboard. I think that--other than writing this challenge--I
did almost zero Republican bashing too. Question to self:
"If I just post something, that's not something I wrote on
that day, does it count?" I'm thinking not, so...
My list of 45 things to sell is a
bit short. I'm going to have to sell some copies of Wall
Rats. Hey, it's one for one at winning 'best of' prizes in
festivals, and you can own it by sending me $20.
This morning I did yoga and
meditated for the first time in a while. Dare I say it was
transforming? Okay, maybe not, but it was, at least, a "I
should really do this more often" moment upon finishing.
Just re-read the 12-step martini drinking program (will get this
up, since its host site is down) and plan to begin tonight. It's
that damned 'martini by grace' that's going to get me, I fear.
Got another flat on my commuter
bike. Shit. Off to run to the bike store and buy a big beefy