How to Survive 30 Days of Rest: Prologue

I have finally come to the conclusion that I’m pretty much fed up with only being limited to bouldering moderates at the gym. It isn’t for a lack of strength or want, but for those who didn’t read my last post, there’s a nice little crack known as a pars fracture camping out on my L5. Believe me, it’s torture watching my friends and other climbers project some seriously fun looking problems, while I’m carefully down-climbing everything I flash, send, lap etc. (which to be fair, is still a decent amount, all things considered), with the only goal in mind being not to fall. Anyway, enough ranting…

A clip from my summer in Colorado a year and a half ago.

A clip from my summer in Colorado a year and a half ago.

My brain has been on some kind of anomalistic defect the past week and I haven’t been able to think of anything that sounds interesting to write about. SO, as I was trying to think of how on earth I’m going to entertain my endlessly swimming thought patterns, as well as feed my daily need for energy expenditure without any form of climbing, I thought it might be fun to make a little survival series for the weary on how to ease the mental battle from taking time off. Because I can’t promise something interesting will happen every single day (nor will I actually have that kind of time), I’m thinking more like every fifth day. Thirty days, six survival “chapters” (seven if you’re into this prologue). Thankfully, as I look at my calendar I think that the first post will write itself. I’ve just started my last round of physical therapy, and my primary spine specialist ordered dry-needling (go research if you’re unfamiliar), so today will be interesting. I have enough to occupy my brain thankfully. PT twice a week, PT observation, school, part-time job, home rehab and gym, portfolio, GRE (again…bleh), so I’m not lacking in things to focus on.


Let the countdown begin.




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