This weekend I made the right decision. Then I made the wrong decision. Then I made the right decision. It is pretty typical for me. I am still feeling the effects of that unplanned pendulum swing that I took while rappelling at Horsethief Butte last Sunday. So, all week I drove to work, didn't take any walks during lunchtime and did not swim laps at the local pool. I really missed these activities. After the navigation practice on Thursday it became clear that I should not go up to Timberline with our team for the Snow Field Session. I missed this even more. At times I notice improvement in my leg. However, it is hard to stay off my feet, which I should be doing. Especially when I have flowers that my neighbors gave me that I wanted to get into the ground. Whenever I cook or iron my shirts, I'm on my feet. I did resist the temptation to mow the lawn and wash the car. I did spent time just sitting in the easy chair, just watching out the window. Perhaps recovering from an injury is like climbing up a scree slope, give yourself credit for the two steps up and don't lose faith when you slide back one.
In October 2006 I took the plunge and applied for the Mazamas Climb Leadership Development Program. In December I learned that I had been accepted. The inspiration for this blog is to share with you my progress along this path.
The content of this blog will not be limited to that endeavor, since there are other aspects of my life.