Sunday, April 10, 2016

Day 1: The Path to Redemption. Reclaiming My Health

This last year and a bit has been by far some of the roughest periods I have ever had. I lost all interest in the things I loved, stopped hiking, stopped climbing, stopped everything. Even gained 20+ Pounds. So after over a year, I decided to head back to the climbing gym and start all over again.

I went on my own, not with anyone, just little ole me. I needed to, just so I could gauge where I was in my abilities. I lost a lot of my ability, but surprisingly not as much as I thought.

In fact, I had to depend more on using proper form and technique, which was something I wasn't really using properly in the first place. So this reboot may help me drop those old nasty habits I developed 2 years ago.

So, right now I am not able to climb 5.10 (which for me was my actual limit if I pushed myself hard enough) I am not even sure if 5.7, 5.8 will be to much for me. but I will get there again. But I need to take it slow.


Today I spent 20 minutes on the rack (3D Simulator Hangboard) and 20 minutes using light weights, and now a short walk with my dog Jack.

My goal is to climb 2 times a week, and train on the hang board 3 times a week.

The Rack in all its horrible glory

My baby soft hands :(

Why all of a sudden am I getting fired up again, and back into all this? In the past few months, I met some very inspiring people, and through working with them, I realized I can get back to doing the things I love. Also, spending time in Norway helped a lot too. All that beautiful country, hills, Fjords, mountains, and the people. That place is truly a magical place for someone like me..