As I look forward to this season of traveling, climbing and competing I can’t help but look back at the previous months and the road that led me here. Last December 31st my wife Heather and I found out that we would be having a child. A short time after, it was discovered that we would be having twins and then identical twin boys, what totally cool news! On July 27th the boys decided that they would join us a little early, leading to about a month of them being in the NICU.
The NICU pretty much dominated our lives for a time, but since the boys have come home it has allowed me to turn some of my focus back to work (I own and operate a company, OURAY Environmental Services www.ourayservices.com) and training. Around the same time the boys came home I also learned that I was selected to represent the United Stated during the 2014 Winter Olympics. World Cup style ice climbing is being featured during the Olympics as a cultural event in hopes that it will become a sanctioned event in the years to come.
Now, as I fly to New Orleans to attend a Dangerous Goods conference I have decided to reopen a blog that I started and then abandoned years ago. My intention is to keep updating this blog as I travel throughout this winter season. I intened to update on my work at OURAY Environmental Services, my training at the Alpine Training Center and then as I travel for competitions in Colorado Springs, CO, Bozeman, MT, Cheonsong, South Korea and Sochi, Russia.
I would also like to say that the key to juggling all this is definitely a totally awesome and supportive wife! Thank you Heather Montgomery!
So…stay tuned and don’t forget to MOVE!