Zach Doesn't Travel Well and Finishing Canada

Union Station early in the morning in Toronto, Canada
Union Station, Toronto 5:00AM

As you've now inferred from the title, Zach didn't have quite as good of an experience in time-zone shifted Canada. He got up with me, we trained in the mornings, we caught bakeries as they opened, but for some reason he still felt jet-lagged.

Travel is exhausting. This is a good reminder that it's not just the time zone that zaps you.

On top of that, and I can agree with this, it was hard to coordinate with family. They were the whole reason we went, after all. Going to bed at 5:00 PM means you can't schedule dinner with people, so you're left with breakfast or lunch on a weekday. Not ideal. We didn't end up making a meal work between training and their work days, but we did our best to spend time with them nonetheless.

Cats, on the other hand, are up whenever you are.

Madison Richardson's cat
Tigs the Cat

On the training side, Zach and I spent most of our time in Burlington at Climbers Rock, but we also ventured out to Rock Oasis in Toronto to have a session with some friends. Afterwards, we went to our favourite Grocery Store, Organic Garage, and walked around Liberty Village before going home.

After Zach arrived, I noticed a little pain in my foot when I was walking. On Friday, we went to see my physiotherapist at Cobblestone Medicine and Rehab in Paris (Ontario unfortunately). She said it was either a stress fracture or metatarsalgia, most likely caused from the two new pairs of climbing shoes I tried to break in simultaneously this week. Whoops!