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Bowlers neck

Sara Lingafelter
Sara Lingafelter
1 min read

We all know I’m injury prone, and am always nursing my climbing-related elbow issues, but I have a new one for ya.

Yesterday, my dear friends at Liebert Morgan and Flesichbein, where I rent a desk two days a week, invited me out for their annual lunch-out-and-bowling holiday party. I have to say – I didn’t think myself a bowling kind of gal, but it was truly fun. I thought about climbing quite a bit while trying out this new sport… I did my breathing, I worked on mental calm, I kept my focus on my goal, and I did respectably well for someone who’s only bowled about twice as an adult.

And then, I woke up this morning with “Bowlers neck.” I haven’t googled it, so I don’t know if there is such a thing, but I’ve got it. My neck is so far out it hurts to turn my head, my shoulder is sore, my elbow tendons are sore, and I can’t believe it. Bowling really is a sport. I’m off to down some advil and am thinking there’s no climbing for me tonight.

Sara Lingafelter

Sara (Grace) Lingafelter takes steps forward and backward toward a right-sized life on a daily basis.