Altitude Sickness

Altitude Sickness
February 16, 2018

This was the week that was

There is a magic that happens when everything goes right, and everything is going right. Not only has the snow been phenomenal, but this has been straight up one of the best, most important weeks of my adult life.

And counter to my…

Altitude Sickness
January 16, 2018

The joys of the cold snap

By Brady Crain I do love the cold. I don’t have much more to say about it, but I really like cold snaps. I look at it like an endurance contest. How much cold can I stand to wear flip flops? How long can I…

Altitude Sickness
December 15, 2017

The adventures of Pip the Impaler

By Brady Crain

It’s been a long time since we have talked about my guinea pig, Pip the Impaler. As many faithful readers know, Pip and I moved in together on impulse after meeting on craigslist shortly after the death of my previous Guinea pig,…

Altitude Sickness
November 8, 2017

Deep in pain

By Brady Crain

This past week, I helped a friend paint their house. When I do something, I do it fast, and I do it right, and with little help, I painted fresh siding on a 1,800 square foot, one and a half…

Altitude Sickness
October 11, 2017

Maximum speed

By Brady Crain

The shoulder is coming along, and next week I will be able to lift weights. This week was marked by lots of walking and lots of road riding, because of the gorgeous weather.

One interesting thing that happened to me was that…

Guinea pig training progresses
Altitude Sickness
September 6, 2017

Guinea pig training progresses

Pip the guinea pig, peaking out from his blanket fort

By Brady Crain

I have, based on the orders of everyone, been taking it much easier.  I lift or do pushup/pullup sets every two days, walk at least once a day, and trail run every…

Counter-protesting civilly
Altitude Sickness
August 31, 2017

Counter-protesting civilly

By Brady Crain

A crowd in the Boston Common recently marched in protest of the Free Speech rally and against white supremacy.

By Brady Cain

It took me quite a while to digest what happened in Boston.

One of…

Altitude Sickness
August 23, 2017

Regressing: Recovery and American pride

By Brady Crain

I continue to do too much. I am between the rock and the hard place of being far more capable than I was before my surgery, and inexplicably in more pervasive pain than I was before my surgery.

What is puzzling about…

Altitude Sickness
August 16, 2017

The one that got away

By Brady Crain This was supposed to be a reunion story.

Ten days ago as I was packing my car to leave Jersey City, I met someone very special.  I was carrying my first load of bags to the garage where my car was parked,…