I had all these fancy plans of extra posts this week, but my cat got really sick and my focus became trying to get her stable before I stranded my husband with both a sick cat and a rambunctious two year old. I was partially successful. Ginger is stable and resting at home with numerous medications and the need for subcutaneous fluids. My husband is so lucky. (Sarcasm is free today!)
My bags are packed and my friend Deb will be here any minute to take me to the airport. I admit, things got real when I dropped my toddler off at daycare this morning. She clamped on and wanted extra cuddles. Mommy wanted them too. This will be the longest we've been apart!
Holy crap. I'm climbing Rainier. THIS WEEK. I check in with my climb team TOMORROW!
I'm not sure what access, if any, I'll have while in Washington. Here is a link to my climb guide team's site for tracking. My climb team should summit, weather permitting, on August 23rd. You can check whether we made it by looking at the RMI blog or the RMI summit registry. Hopefully, my name will be listed on the summit registry as one of those on the team making the summit!
I spent a lot of time last night playing what if games with my training plan. I need to buck up and not allow self-doubt in at this late date, but that can be so tough to do sometimes!
Sorry for the lame text-only blog post today. Hopefully, I will have some fantastic photos and stories for you in a week! I'm off to conquer a mountain!