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Snow, Set-backs, Skipped Races, Strava challenges, and Such

The title pretty much says it all.  Snelling (late Feb) was set to be my first race.  At some point in January, I finally decided to check into the pain in my butt-literally, a pain in my butt – and it turns out that I have some weird muscular-skeletal imbalance.  In the grand scheme of things, it’s fixable, not a big deal, and in a couple of years, I probably won’t even remember I that I ever had this issue. 

One of my goals this year was to start racing earlier than last year (mid-April).  I might still be able to pull that off, but it’s not certain.  The upside of this imbalance issue has been that since my training has been more limited, I’ve been able to focus on my business as well as take a couple of mini-climbing trips without driving myself crazy with an intense training schedule.  The thing I love about rock climbing is how it strengthens the mind as the climber is constantly dancing across the blurred lines of success and failure.

This week, I was all set to sign up for the Strava hill climb challenge (100K+ vertical in 45 days), but the largest snow storm we’ve had all season decided to roll in.  So here I sit, slightly impatient yet determined, waiting for the storm to move out and for my racing season to start.  And riding the trainer, of course.

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