3 months ago I started climbing with 2 hands again after rupturing 3 pulleys in my finger. Although it’s been so great to be able to climb again, it’s definitely been a difficult few months. .
Its hard feeling uncomfortable doing something that not long ago felt so natural. Hard having to start from the beginning, not pushing too hard, but pushing enough to get better again. Hard not to feel like the injury is all you are now, and to pretend you’re taking it on the chin and you’ll be better for it. It may be true, but sometimes it’s difficult to see.
There’ve been quite a few tears in these last few months! Tears when something felt scary and overwhelming, tears of happiness to achieve that mini goal no one else cares about, tears for being tired, and tears for just no reason at all.
Injuries suck... they’re hard and draining. And sometimes I don’t feel psyched, or feel grateful to just be able to climb again, though I should.
I guess we all have off days and that’s okay... looking back at old photos, good times and climbing with friends definitely helps! .
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