Sunday, May 27, 2012

Struggling with My New Normal

I keep hoping I'll get back to my old physical self when I could hike forever and not slow down. Where I was only limited by my fear of heights on what canyons I could go down. Six or seven hours of sleep was more than sufficient and I wasn't in constant pain. I'm not sure if it will ever happen now. I struggle with not getting too down on myself. I still have so much pain that it is so hard to do the work needed to get closer to what I was. I am trying though and not long ago we took a canyoneering class in Utah. I wanted to see if I was even capable of doing rappelling again. It was a GREAT day and it did give me hope that I will be able to once again travel down the canyons I love. Maybe not as well or as long or as far as I used to but my joy will be the same. Here are a few pictures from our class.
 Nice having my old helmet on again
 I can still set up an anchor
 Hoping my hands are strong enough for this

It was a beautiful day!  Life is good
Love this picture! I look happy
This is fun!
I'm still smiling
Heading back to the car.  Sore, excited, happy, and tired.  Maybe I can do this!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Life Traveler