Staying Stronger Longer

By: Brian Mulvihill On a recent trip to Alaska, while volunteering as a Denali Rescue Volunteer with the National Park Service, I was able to get away from job duties and climb a 1200ft alpine ice route during a “free day.” This climb would not have been possible if I had not been training before hand.…

A Cure for the Broken Leg Blues

On November 1, 2013 I was swept off a mountain in an avalanche. I shattered my patella and dislocated my knee joint.  ACL, PCL and MCL tears.  I had surgery to reconstruct the patella on November 8th and had to spend 9 1/2 weeks in a straight leg brace.  My leg felt like a useless …

Laurie Stern’s First Half Marathon!

Laurie Stern is an East coast turned mountain girl. She’s works as an attorney, but gets outside to ski, hike, and explore as often as possible. She is a loyal CW devotee since February 2013! I finished my first half, the Jackson Hole Half Marathon, this past weekend. About a week before the race, Jovanna…

Getting Back on Track After ACL Surgery

That class had such a positive affect on me  I  kept going.  For the next nine weeks, I continued going to Wright Training and PT twice a week.  The first handful of classes I went to, I did my own workout.  Crystal programmed specifically for me and I would do it while she coached class.  This was great because I was motivated by the other athletes. It was a great source of energy.  After a few weeks,  I started doing the regular class programing.  It was a big milestone in my recovery;  I had gone from laying on the couch with an ice machine to strength training classes at Wright Training! I saw real progress in my body.  My blood was flowing and my appetite was back.  I  felt more normal everyday, both physically and mentally.