Due to the fact that I am sidelined from climbing for a yet undetermined length of time, coming up with goals for the MyClimb Solstice Challenge 2018 was somewhat difficult at first. I thought, “What can I possibly do?” My injury prevents me from using one arm. That eliminates a lot of options for training. I decided I would go proactive for the Team, meaning that I can research and share information on injury prevention, protocol, and potential rehabilitation strategies. I can attempt to help Team members find answers if they get injured. I can also come up with some visualization and topo “beta” for the Team to help them psychologically, mentally focus. I can share resources and personal experiences. There ended up being a lot that I CAN do.
This is a really different challenge for me, though, because it’s Team-focused, not “me”-focused. This could turn out to be a good thing. Let’s find out!