Throw Your Hat Over the Wall

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June 2018

June 17th:

  • Activity: Hiking, slow
  • Objective: Back to Backs
  • Totals: 1 hour 12 minutes, 80 m, ~6 km
  • Water: NA


June 16th:

  • Activity: Cross training with Hiking, slow
  • Objective: Back to Backs (longer mileage over two days)
  • Totals: 3 hour 45 minutes, 154 m, 4.81 km
  • Water: 3 liters, plain

Cross training: Front squat, single leg work, pull-ups, box jumps and correctives

Hiking: Shooting for the 8 and 8.

June 14th & 15th:

Healing skin

June 13th:

  • Activity: Stroll
  • Objective: Look at plants
  • Totals: ??
  • Water: NA

Moist, barefoot.

June 11th:

  • Activity: Cross train
  • Objective: Do the whole workout – even if I don’t want to
  • Totals:  2 hours
  • Water: 2 liters, plain

Box jumps, single leg work, deadlifts, military press and correctives.

June 10th:

  • Activity: Hike, medium pace
  • Objective: Get it done.
  • Totals:  2 hours 35 minutes, 607 m, 13.04 km
  • Water: 4.5 liters, enhanced

I kid you not I saw my very first Scarlet Tanager (and a male at that!) today.  It was incredible.  I didn’t even know there was a bird like that in the Southeast.  Fuck poison ivy tho.

June 9th:

  • Activity: Hike, conversational pace
  • Objective: Explore
  • Totals:  3 hour 44 minutes, 247 m, 5 km
  • Water: 2.5 liters, enhanced

I took a nap.

June 8th:

  • Activity: Rest
  • Objective: Paint my toe nails
  • Totals:
  • Water: Unlimited, plain

Hydrate.  Continue reading “June 2018”

Setting 101: Deadpoint

Deadpoint:  A controlled dynamic motion in which the hold is grabbed with one hand at the apex of upward motion of the body, while one or both feet and the other hand maintain contact with the rock.          – From Wikipedia, Glossary of Climbing Terms  I love a good deadpoint.  It is not only one of the easiest moves to set but also, one … Continue reading Setting 101: Deadpoint

Round 2: Training for Rock Climbing

I struggled with the clip of the auto belay for ten minutes.  This was after I had to take my harness off twice because I had managed to a) put it on upside down and b) twisted the leg loops so they were not only upside down but also backwards. My harness, the one I had gotten for Christmas in 2006, was on the list … Continue reading Round 2: Training for Rock Climbing

So you wanna play a Couch Co-Op?

I’ve been fortunate that my partner enjoys playing video games with me.  I’m a rough beginner.  When I first began I could not grasp the notion of moving the camera in sync with movement. In that, where your camera points, you go.  To this day I still struggle with managing this but with enough practice, I will soon be able to not only run but … Continue reading So you wanna play a Couch Co-Op?

Climbers: How to Diagnose your own Finger Injuries

All I did was reach, as slowly as I could, to a not so great hold.  As I grabbed it, I felt a crunch in my right middle finger.  I moved my feet and then decided to let go.  My finger felt OK but I knew something wasn’t right.  I decided to try out a less steep climb and it seemed as though I had … Continue reading Climbers: How to Diagnose your own Finger Injuries

Video games for Beginners

I sat in the movie theater and could hear everyone’s eyes roll.  It was after one of those stupid one liners that really wanted to be taken very seriously. Looking back, I cannot recall the name of the movie but I do recall the distinct feeling that I’ve been taken for a fool. I was done with Hollywood. I wanted more from my entertainment.  I … Continue reading Video games for Beginners