1. Two marginally impinged supraspinatus muscles
2. One grade 1 or possibly 2, A2 pulley tear on my left hand ring finger
3. One ripped pad on my right hand ring finger
4. One sprained ankle
5. Cuts, scrapes and bruises, passim
6. Three missing toenails
Last week in an attempt to enjoy the fleeting summer weather I went back to Harrisons for a bit of bouldering. I got half way up an arête and decided to down climb it as I realised that I was miles away from my mat and lacking a spotter meant that I had to move it myself.
It was a beautiful summer’s day, but a bit on the hot side and I ended up sliding out of one of the holds and landed awkwardly on the eroded, uneven ground and sprained my left ankle. This of course brings the serious injury tally up to three now. The rest are just minor annoyances.
It does cause me to question – am I just trying too hard. Could be, but equally would I be happy doing anything else – nope. We strive for things that are bigger than us rarely reaching our goals and failing often, but it is what keeps us going, it’s what makes who we are. I’m not about to let a sore shoulder and a sprained ankle get in my way.
At any rate, the ankle isn’t that bad and I expect it to be back to normal function by the end of the week. My shoulders are OK as long as I avoid rocky singletrack and even the finger injury is healing nicely.