How commitment is a lot harder than you think Continue reading Throw Your Hat Over the Wall
- Activity: Hiking, slow
- Objective: Back to Backs
- Totals: 1 hour 12 minutes, 80 m, ~6 km
- Water: NA
- 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:
- Activity: Stroll
- Objective: Look at plants
- Totals: ??
- Water: NA
- 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.
- 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.
- Activity: Hike, conversational pace
- Objective: Explore
- Totals: 3 hour 44 minutes, 247 m, 5 km
- Water: 2.5 liters, enhanced
I took a nap.
- Activity: Rest
- Objective: Paint my toe nails
- Water: Unlimited, plain
Hydrate. Continue reading “June 2018”
About how words are confusing. Continue reading Failure.
May 30th – June 1st
- Activity: Party planning
- Objective: Throw a great party with delightful cocktails for BB
- Totals: 24 hours
- Water: unlimited, plain + booze
How fun is this?!
- Activity: Training
- Objective: Finish 2nd workout
- Totals: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Water: 1 liter, plain
Correctives, seated military press, deadlifts and TRX pistol squats. Continue reading “May 2018”
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
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
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?
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
How I’m too stubborn to stop a very difficult diet. Continue reading Chewing the Fat: Ketosis
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