Monday, November 19, 2012
I have been trying to figure out how to optimize my training regimen and figured, why not work in the mountains then I could train everyday! I applied for a bunch of jobs at Vail Resorts and finally got a position at Keystone Resort. I will be making snow! I'm really excited for this position because I will be working on the mountain 4 days a week. Hopefully I'll have some good stories to tell you all soon!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
After that wonderful training run on Monday, the reality of having hemophilia jumped back into the forefront. I'm not exactly sure what happened but I ended up with a pretty intense bleed at the base of my neck. I don't know exactly how it happened, I thought maybe I slept in a strange position but by midday Tuesday, it was clear it was a bleed. I infused but I'll need to rest for a few days before I get back at it. I'll keep you posted about training when I am healthy again, which I hope is soon!
Monday, November 12, 2012
Went out for a couple mile run this morning and was dragging a bit at the end until I heard this song! Might not be everyone's taste but it really got me going! Definitely going to use it skiing the moguls this season too.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Today I purchased my plane tickets for my travel to South America! I still can't believe this is happening! January is right around the corner so training is about to get intense! I'll keep you posted but it looks like another 14'er is in my near future!
Thursday, November 1, 2012
|Starting on the trail|
|Sunrise on Grays Peak|
The trail up Torreys seemed short and easy but man was it steep! To make matters even more difficult, deep snow covered most of the trail. I had to kick in foot holds most of the way and it was exhausting but I was determined. It only took us about 30 minutes to reach the summit of Torreys from the saddle but my legs shook from exhaustion at the summit. The view once again was spectacular and I didn't want to leave and head down. I could have sat there all day. The descent was quick and easy to the saddle but then things got interesting.
|Summit of Torreys Peak (14,267ft)|
It was an amazing day and we finished it off with trip to my favorite restaurant Chipotle for an awesome burrito. Although the day was an resounding success and one of the best times I have ever experienced on a mountain, a thought about my hemophilia did pop into my mind. Even though I am on prophy, what if I had twisted my ankle badly on the mountain? Could I infuse with it being that cold outside. I have now realized that my training cannot only be about physical conditioning but also my preparedness with my hemophilia. In the upcoming months I will be attempting my infusions in cold environments to see the challenges in a more controlled situation before I leave for my trip. I have infused outside in the mountains before but not in the frigid temperatures I may experience on some of my futures endeavors. I will post about these experiences soon!
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