After rushing to get down to southern Utah, we are pressing pause for a few days.
The original plan was for me (Robin) to compete in the Huntsman Games today, in the 400m. I’d been training for this for most of 2019. Although I’d had a few health-related setbacks during the year, I thought I was more or less ready to compete this week.
Unfortunately, the four days of long drives left me with a ‘tangled up’ left side (sciatic type pain and low back discomfort). It was uncomfortable trying to train during the trip down and it did not improve after we arrived. After a bit of agonizing, I decided not to try to race, as I still felt very off balance today.
This is not a serious injury; it will just take some stretching and movement work to get myself back in alignment. (Although I do already miss my health care rock stars back in Bend!) Life is all about resilience, and this is a very minor setback.
Meanwhile we are enjoying the warm, sunny weather and taking these few days to get ourselves better organized. There’s a lot of fine-tuning when you launch 2 humans and 1 cat into a new small mobile living space.
I guess you could say we are working out the kinks this week. All the kinks! 😬
Tomorrow we’ll switch to another campground closer to Zion and explore our first Great Park of Utah.
Here is T’Chat walking on a leash for your viewing pleasure: