Tag Archives: 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
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 10, 2017

Goodbye hot city

By Brady Crain

I am back, and thank goodness for that.  Living in a non-air conditioned top floor apartment in Jersey City was a little too warm for my blood.  Okay, it was a lot too warm for my blood.

I did love the neighborhood…

Altitude Sickness
July 13, 2017

Altitude Sickness

By Brady Crain

Recovery continues apace. The second round of steroids did the trick, and now when I walk I am nearly completely pain free, and when I swim or ride my trainer, I am pain free.

I am still icing many of the hours…

Altitude Sickness
June 21, 2017

Lay down the ice!

This article will be published during my first week of recovery from moderate lumbar surgery. The surgery is called foraminotomy, a procedure designed to widen the passageway for my sciatic nerve.

The thing I want to talk about this week is snowmaking.  The reason this…

Altitude Sickness
May 31, 2017

Softball: Singles get the job done

Ah, spring, when young men’s thoughts turn to … well, to skiing. Also to mountain biking and road cycling and rock climbing, and softball.

I skied what I think was day 213 today (it starts to get confusing when I am not only operating by…

Altitude Sickness
May 24, 2017

Hiking is in, no jackassery

Day 207 total for this season with 195 being lift service, as of writing this May 19.  It feels good.  Hiking is now pretty easy (12 hiking days in, it should be). Though I don’t really want to do it when I start, I make…