RTW Ruminations: April 20 – 2604/26/2015

Mon – It seemed like my morning was consumed with watching the livestream of the Boston Marathon, which was an extremely exciting race on both the men’s and women’s side. Pure racing like that will always make for better drama than time-trialing to a world record. I saw Jeremy Rodgers in the afternoon. Definitely some periostitus and a stress reaction, possible stress fracture. Can’t really know without an MRI, but, we both agreed, that wouldn’t really change treatment, so not worth the $1k+…

RTW Ruminations: April 13 – 1904/22/2015

4/13/2014
Mon – Longs Peak (3:48, 5000′)
The forecast today looked perfect up high, so Joe and I went for a long overdue ascent of my favorite mountain. Snow conditions are overall getting super stable right now, but we still avoided any major difficulties (i.e. Kieners) by kicking our way up Lambslide to the Loft and wrapping around to take Keplinger’s Couloir and the Homestretch to the summit…

RTW Ruminations: March 30 – Apr 1204/15/2015

3/30/2015
Mon – Flatirons Scrambling+Green Mt (4:19, 7000′)
After the last four days on the road, it was glorious to get back to Boulder for a full day of scrambling…

RTW Ruminations: Mar 16 – 2903/31/2015

3/16/2015
Mon – Dinosaur Mt+Fatiron+SoBo+Bear+Seal Rock+Green (5:04, 8000′)
Back from Spain, and I’m so psyched. It seemingly changed from winter to summer while I was gone (+10F and several feet of snow when I left two weeks ago, very nearly +80F today!). Tagged Dinosaur via AP-PR on the way over on the Mesa and then headed up Shadow Cyn/SoBo via the Fatiron. The Fatiron is one of Gerry Roach’s Top-10 Flatiron Classics, and in my opinion it’s made even more so by being logically positioned for a summit of either SoBo or Bear Peaks (or both, as I did today)…

RTW Ruminations: March 9 – 1503/19/2015

After flying into Barcelona late last night, I had a much-needed day off from really any kind of activity today. Since the race on Saturday, I’ve had a hard time eating much food. Which is super frustrating, because I feel starving and ravenous most of the time, but then when I go to eat a solid meal, it doesn’t take long for me to become nauseous and lose my appetite. I’m not sure this has ever really happened to me after a race before…