September 6, 2014 posted by

Travel Psyche: Norway

Travel Psyche: Norway

Planning trips is one of the best motivators I know of so adding this place to the list. Of course, I’m not much of a leisure traveler. Other than family events, I haven’t taken a trip that didn’t center around exercise in my adult life. Actually, that’s not true. I once played a friend’s corporate date on a  work cruise. It was probably the most ridiculously-insufferable events imaginable; more or less a floating buffet between duty-free gift shops. If it had been terrorized, I probably would have helped the terrorists. Even Obama agrees with me. 

But I digress. Trips that motivate you to train for them are rad. Sure, the last time I did this I got cancer  (still trying to figure out if training one arm’s causes cancer or is the go-to early detection tool–assume the latter). That’s not going to stop me. Even though I’m still at the tip of my cancer treatment, and things will get a lot worse before they get better, training has commenced for operation Norway, sometime next year.


My friend Rannveig’s in this video, adding to the psyche. She went through an ordeal a lot worse than I’m dealing with. A few year’s back she decked from top of a route in Turkey and barely escaped with her life. She’s been fighting back ever since. Life throws shit at us and, ultimately, there’s not much we can do about it. You either cave or deal. She dealt. She’s back. I’ll be back, too.

Trained last night out in The Coop. Not much of a session in the scheme of things but it was blissful. Now I think I’ll head down to the hospital so  someone can dump some chemo into my central line. Then I’m coming back, watching this vid, doing a core/stabilizer session and thinking about how cool it’ll be to climb here.

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