Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Day 15, eager to start climbing

Even with all the holiday season's travelling and commitments I still think about getting back to climbing daily. Watching the Sharp End, First Ascent, and King Lines the other day was both motivating and discouraging at the same time given my finger injury. All my projects will have to wait. To help rehabilitate my finger I've been using a rubber forearm training ring from MEC. I have my fingers cross for an early January return to the gym.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Day 7, a good morning

I saw some healing progress today. This is the first morning that I woke up and I could bend my finger without assistance. Hopefully after another week or so of rest I can be back to easy climbing.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Day 2 on the DL

If you want to read about finger injury and recovery checkout this article on Dave Mecleod's blog.

When I woke up this morning I could not bend my finger until I manually stretched it using my other hand. Then after some icing I seem to have (almost) my full mobility back. This is going to be a long road to recovery.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I over did it

Well I stayed too long at the gym yesterday and injured my middle finger. I still have most of my mobility but it is a tad painful. It hurts to type. I hate losing progress and strength due to breaks but I guess it is needed this time. I plan to take the rest of December off and see how my finger feels in the new year. Hopefully I'll be able to do pull-ups or something in between. Day 1 of rest and it sucks already.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ouch, what happened?

I hit the gym after 6 days off and man did it suck. Nothing felt good, sore fingers, weak arms and a sloppy core. It is like I took a month off. I'm going back tomorrow and hopefully I'll get back in the swing of things.