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real life has sharp edges

After much hoping and dreaming I finally got to go bouldering outside this weekend.

For those who don’t know after monthes of stubbornly refusing to join my friends, coworkers or roommate at the local indoor climbing gym they all frequent I gave it a try in April and have become well, possibly obnoxiously devoted to the sport. I fell specifically in love with diflucan 100 mg pricebuy diflucan online australia order generic doxycycline onlinedoxycycline 100mg online buy zyban uk zyban generic brand buy prednisone 10mg Prednisone natural alternative buy xenical online canadabuy xenical orlistat 120mg cost of zoloft without insurance100mg of zoloft for anxiety bouldering order arimidex onlineAnastrozole generic cost stromectol for saleStromectol 3 mg tablets , which is basically just expending enormous amounts of energy to get yourself 10 or so feet off the ground by the use of small hand and foot holds and a lot of balance, strength, technique and will. It’s has a lot of the fitness effects of weight lifting only you are the weight and it’s a lot more focused on balance, so you are always working your core pretty hard. I’m learning to top rope climb as well but have to say that I’m not as enamored with it.

The last two monthes I’ve been slowly building the strength and problem solving ability to feel confident on the wall — i’m progressing slowly but steadily, not much past total beginner levels just yet, but I am starting to have a lot more confidence in my progress and importantly in my ability to go higher and risk falling. For that exact reason I’m glad this weekend I went outdoor climbing for the first time. Turns out being afraid to fall is a good thing!

See in the gym the floor is flat, bouncy and soft and there are great big crashpads all over the place that you can line up to land on. Dropping 10 feet off a overhang onto the bouncy floor all you gotta do is get your feet under you and you are gonna be ok. In the real world the ground is hard, uneven and possibly even covered in rocks ;)

We went this weekend up to a place in Marin called Mickey’s Beach. It was my first trip out and I was going with some folks way past my level of climbing. (i climb V0’s and the occasional V1’s, they climb V2 to V4’s) The place we chose turned out to be pretty challenging; first, most of the easy climbs were on a boulder trapped in the tide and not accessible; second, the sand was super low around the boulders exposing a landing of sharp deadly rocks no fun to land on.

In the gym I’ve been focusing on going higher, conquering my fear of heights , doing overhangs and less vertical stuff to get used to pulling my weight around at steep angles and risking falls where if I’m not careful i’ll end up landing on my butt which would be a bad scene. Just last week I was commenting to a climbing buddy how much more comfortable falling I’ve become, laughing dropping from the 10 foot overhang which used to scare me near to death.

Portable cashpads for outdoor are a lot less bouncy and you are draping them across often ruff terrain, covering jagged rocks and funny angles. All of a sudden the idea of falling is just not an always an option, most moves we tried required at least two people spotting you and honestly there were a few times I was basically begging them to be sure they could keep going cause falling was not longer an option. For at least one fall if i had been slacking on my spotting duties and not had my arms up for his waist to steer him down things could have been bleedy if not breaky. It was amazing, challenging and totally eye opening.

The experience is gonna change how we play in the gym I think, to think about how we need to “train” for the real world. See the gym is actually kinda fun, easy and safe, the outdoor world is well, dangerous and kinda scary. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an amazing feeling to be out on a beach with the waves crashing and the birds circling and to be half way up a 25 foot practically shear face, which is what makes it worth it. We’re planning a trip to somewhere with less threatening terrain (Castle Rock) soon but in the meantime I’m gonna be thinking a lot harder about not falling off the wall at the gym and building up a lot of faith in my climbing buddies that they are good spotters.

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I’m busy, I’m getting slowly stronger everyday and I’m enjoying it. endless thanks goes out to my mom for being my yoga buddy that first year we went – remember when we used to flop down out out of plank? :) Dance class well that I did alone cause man that is embarrassing but it’s getting slowly easier. Climbing goes to “the boys” of radicaldesigns for their patient work to get me to the damn climbing gym. Now i gotta just make it stick.

i’m busy and I’m happy and I work hard. i do think i might need to save up for that trip to the osteopath though, all this sporting stuff is really challenging my back in a few spots.

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lamely gonna miss makerfaire

ok so last year just before moved into my new home, my new roomie and I went on a little bonding adventure to Maker Faire — what the fuck is maker faire you may ask? Maker Faire is fucking cool that’s what it is buy orlistat bootsgeneric orlistat india , it’s fucking cool if you think robots and flaming sculptures made out of metal, and case mods and tesla coils and DIY electronics and open source and crafting are all amazing things. Basically if you think science can be fun you will be happy here. Oh and they have funnel cake and popcorn and candyfloss and stuff. It was the country fair for nerds and I was totally, totally happy to go and sad that we miss-judged the timing and didn’t get to see all the exhibits.

this year I’m gonna miss it! don’t get me wrong i’m going on a cool camping trip with some great folks which promises to be good fun, but, well i wanted to go for real this year and I wanted to force some folks (you know who you are! E. and G!) to come down and enjoy the damn thing with me. I planned the trip months ago and now can’t back out. I’m gonna try to get a posse together to hit the faire on our way back from camping, we have to leave the campsite by 2pm anyway so i figure we leave a little early we might be able to catch it and do some more work on my sunburn standing around outside watching shit get lit on fire.

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