The Chronic Athlete

Adventures of an athlete with chronic pain

About Me

Bouldering at the gym. Copyright to Cole, author of the blog.

Bouldering at the gym (Copyright to Cole, author of the blog)

I’m a 27-year-old hiker, rock climber, and PhD candidate who also deals with chronic pain. I started this blog because I tend to find myself straddling worlds and feeling out of place in all of them. A lot of my fellow athletes don’t deal with the same pain and issues that I do, and don’t have to think about the same kinds of things. But many people with chronic illness, fellow spoonies, aren’t able to be as active as I have been fortunate enough to be able to remain. So I decided to write the kind of blog I was looking for, about trying to stay active and doing the things I love while not destroying my body or putting myself in so much pain I can’t function.

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