Wow… I have not been on here in a while… Lets see what kind of spray down about my life I can come up with this time…. Recently my life has been a wonderful, yet unseen turn of events. When I started Rock climbing I did it to have a new hobby. I did not see it taking over my life like it did. I am glad, but I did not think slowly all my friends would revolve around it, as well as my friends and some life goals. But lets start somewhere else….
So I have moved back home to live with my parents on the other side of town now that college is out. I am enjoying seeing them every day, but I miss living with one of my best friends who I am excited to live with again next year. I have obtained a lot of goals i have had for my self fairly quickly, but have fallen short on other ones. I have obtained the highest GPA I have ever had this semester, so mega psyched!!! I also have lost 24 pounds this semester, which has really helped my progression in rock climbing. Lastly, I have obtained a job with my friends at the climbing gym, and even have become a route setter! Today was my first day out of 4 days to begin to reset for the gym. I am excited, and just hoping I don’t throw up gym choss on the wall.
(cleaning holds at the gym for the day!)
Climbing lately has been great. I’m finding myself climbing harder than before, but more importantly having fun! Yes, its warm out, and its not sending temps, but GET OVER IT! Its so nice to not think about school for once, and go out with my friends and have a good time out at the boulders. I am so excited to have night sessions out at boulders this summer, and enjoy myself! I have only done a hand full of fours at this point, but I am hoping to really start doing a good mass number of problems because of my gains in strength, and in weight loss. I also have made a few goals by next season that I feel are possible, but I will get into that later! The point is my climbing feels great, and one thing with my new job at the gym as a route setter is I just hope I can make people as excited about rock climbing as I am.
TRAINING! I find this topic to be funny for two reasons. One because this part of the article is for a friend who I usually look up too, and two because most people hate the topic! Training is fun to me, a lot of my friends look at me weird when I say this. I do not find it to be the worst thing in the world. I enjoy feeling by body being stronger, but also healthier and happier. There is nothing wrong with enjoying training. I am excited to train this summer harder than I have to obtain my goals by next year! These are my goals
- Climb 5-10 v7′s, and a TON of v5 and under problems
- Compete in Hound ears (intermediate)
- Do skip 2 skip 2 on the big rungs
- Do a one arm
- lose 10 more pounds to even me out at 140
- Lastly be climbing 3 stars in our gym simi consistantly (that means v6-8 in our gym)
I feel like I can obtain these goals. I feel like I am constantly fighting a clock having started to rock climb a little over a year now, and already being 21. I feel like I have high goals, but I have done the moves to 2 v7′s called Colt 45, and Pinch’n Loaf. Im psyched to get myself in the shape to do those climbs!
(Me on Colt 45)
Something for fun:
Recently I have started to go over my art projects, and I am really psyched to start doing it again! I believe it really helps me clear my mind along with yoga. It makes me mentally feel very strong and at ease. I am really making it a goal to start making art again over the summer that makes me feel in a healthy mental state!
(My art Projects from last semester)
Knowledge to bestow upon the world:
No matter what you think you can achieve, you can truly do more. If you feel like you have reached the peak of your climbing the only thing that is stopping you from achieving more is yourself, and that mental aspect. Never limit yourself or your capabilities, because your voice is the only one that matters in what you do. So many people get caught up in what they believe is there “limit”. I’m a believe that everyone’s limit is v16 it only matters how far down the road you go towards it.