Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Adult National Open Championships

Well, last year I had the pleasure of being a judge at the Junior National Climbing Championships in Boston. The kids who won went on to climb for Team USA in China and the World Cup Championships.

This year I will have the privalege of judging the Adults. I don't know where the adult World Cup competition is, but the national open is in Boston this year.

Metro Rock has only been around for a couple of years, but already it has hosted both the Adult and Junior National Championships plus numerous bouldering and difficulty regional comps. They have really come a long way in a very short period of time.

Damn Injuries

Suffered a tough string of injuries that are still keeping me grounded. First my shoulder buckled in January on a tight series of stemming moves then I slipped on a patch of ice on my front steps and suffered a two-week debilitating back spasm. Now my elbow is inflamed and sore. I am getting old.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Back Spasm

Anyone out there know how long back spasms take to heal? I slipped an fell on the top step of my apartment building's front steps one icy morning a little more than a week ago. I landed a few steps down and felt a massive surge of pain shoot from the lower, left quarter of my back that froze me in place for at least thirty seconds. I went to see my doctor and he put me on a muscle relaxant to keep the muscle from acting up again. But man, without the relaxant at night and without taking a couple of ibuprofin during the day, I can hardly sit. Naturally, I work at a desk in a cubicle where I have little opportunity to get up and move throughout the day. My doctor told me to move as much as much as I could and to do dynamic activities, but he also told me not to climb until this passes. Well, I'm still waiting dammit.