Video Friday – 5/4/2012

Video Friday – 5/4/2012

I guess I wasn’t kidding last week when I said that last weekend could be the end of the spring climbing season.  During a fitness burn at the end of my weekend in the Red River Gorge I was pressing on a foot hold with my left foot when I heard a disturbing sound.  I initially though it was a hold breaking even though that sort of thing would have been unlikely given the route I was on.  Unfortunately, the sound was my ankle blowing up, and I haven’t taken a step since without a crutch.  Nothing like a badly sprained ankle to put a pretty definitive end to the season.  To paraphrase Dave Graham:  I guess that’s why I won’t be doing Terremer Paradise Lost this season.

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17 Responses to Video Friday – 5/4/2012

  1. AJW May 4, 2012 at 8:50 am #

    I am confused… how do you sprain your ankle stepping on a foothold???

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    • Narc May 4, 2012 at 8:56 am #

      Trust me, I’m confused too. It happened so fast and the noise was distracting so I don’t know if my foot slipped or if my ankle just gave out or what.

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  2. Giant May 4, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    yeah, thats messed up…

    thanks for the rockcreek info though…

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  3. Stephen May 4, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    Ouch, sounds like it could be an Achilles tear. Luckily you’ve got the long hot summer to heal up; so heal, Narc, heal there is crushing to be done.

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    • DK May 4, 2012 at 11:56 am #

      Achilles tears do not just happen out of the blue.

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    • Narc May 4, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

      I only play a Dr. on the internet, but the Dr. I saw about it didn’t say anything about the Achilles being an issue.

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  4. David May 4, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    You are amazing.

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    • Narc May 4, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

      As long as I can provide people entertainment through my misfortune then this site is worth running, no?

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      • David May 4, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

        Indeed, it makes my own issues feel laughably less frequent and not nearly as serious.

        You never hear about aches/injuries from the elite and it makes us, me at least, feel like they’re somehow above the injuries we incur, which I don’t believe is the reality of the situation.

        Just check out Jimmy Webb’s latest blog post.

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  5. Will May 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    In regards to “Sunshine in February”:

    I got out of bed for that…My day is ruined. RUINED! How dare you tarnish the sacredness of Video Friday!

    I am not a morning person.

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  6. texasclimber May 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    is that picture from schweddy balls?

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    • Narc May 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

      It’s the first thing that came to mind when I watched the video

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  7. texasclimber May 4, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    …made from a secret schweddy family reciepe

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  8. j May 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Dude, you got some bad luck!

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  9. EasyE May 7, 2012 at 12:11 am #

    Can I ask what route was it? Just got back from a month in the red.

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    • Narc May 7, 2012 at 5:23 am #

      Check Your Grip

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  10. Gelu May 7, 2012 at 7:23 am #

    Sorry to read that Narc! Sounds like terribly bad luck :S

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