Weekly Win - 10

 Trail to Black Tusk - Photo by Kandice Leaf

Trail to Black Tusk - Photo by Kandice Leaf

Happy Sunday!  Hope you have all had an amazing week.  This week went off the rails a bit for me early in the week when I injured my ankle when climbing at the gym on Monday.  I decided to push myself when doing a dynamic move (picture a frog leaping up a wall).  Sadly, I did not successfully grab the hold and I fell about 3 meters (9 feet) horizontally on top of an inverted ankle.  OUCH!!!  

I crawled off the mat while my brain ran through the possible injuries, knowing something wasn’t quite right.  Sure enough, the ankle ballooned immediately.  I closed my eyes and centered myself while my climbing partners went to work removing my shoe and switching to first aid mode.  They were such amazing caregivers as we waited for the ambulance to take me to the hospital.  YIPPEE! 😉

Thankfully, nothing is broken but I will be nursing the torn ligaments for the next few of weeks.  All is well, that ends well…. It could have been a lot more serious. 

On that note, here are this week’s WINS:

After a lesson on dynamic moves and a group conversation about pushing oneself, my instructor gave me the challenge of trying an easy route with the goal of using the least amount of holds.  I gave it a good shot and as I prepared to jump for a distant hold, I had no fear in my mind of the consequences.  Yes, this is actually a win.  One of my fears is falling from a significant height and getting seriously hurt.  Well, now that I’ve gotten the falling and injury part out of the way, I can move on to pushing harder problems. Safely of course. 😊

Alana had her second Difficulty/Route competition on Saturday at Cliffhanger Indoor Climbing Gym in Vancouver.  Competitions at this gym have never been great for her as every comp to date, she’s fallen off at least one of the routes early.  It’s not the gym owner or route setter’s fault.  It just has a history of her leaving in tears.  This year, she was able to break the ‘curse’ and finished the day in eighth place.  She didn’t do as well as she’d hoped on the second route but she did much better than she has in the past.

The Paralympic Games started on Saturday and I was glad to see some of the events televised (replayed) on television.  Every time the Olympics come and go, I always hope to see some of the Paralympics.  Sadly, in the past, this event (and athletes) haven’t received the exposure that it/they deserve.  Thanks, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting System) for bringing these amazing athletes into our living rooms!

Well, that’s it for this week.  Remember, you can usually find SOMETHING positive in an unfortunate event.  You just need to keep an open mind!  If you would like to contribute to Weekly Win, send me a message at weeklywin@kandiceleaf.com or connect with me on Facebook

Weekly Quote:
"When a person really desires something, all the Universe conspires to help that person realize his dream" - Paolo Coelho, author of bestselling novel The Alchemist     

Have a fantastic week! Stay safe. 😊

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