Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Back on the Wall

I have been pain free in below freezing temperatures for two weeks. My ankles still get a bit stiff but they don't hurt anymore.* Today, in an hour and a half I'll be back in a gym and bouldering my heart out. For an hour. Interspersed with breaks for pull-ups, push-ups, and sit-ups. So not Really bouldering my heart out but easing myself back into a full climbing regime and I'm SO EXCITED IT'S HARD NOT TO BOUNCE.

*For those of you who are new to my blog, I fell bouldering in October and sprained/hurt the ligaments in both ankles. It was stupid and my own fault and I won't make the same mistake ever again.

Of course I forgot to put in my contacts but I'm going to go straight after work anyways because back tracking to my apartment would waste VALUABLE climbing time. Glasses will be fine for light climbing.

It took me 10 minutes to find my gear last night because I'd hidden it from myself (put it out of sight) so it wouldn't make me miserable every time I looked at it and was like oh yeah, I can't climb. But it's all in my back pack and ready to go and I'm ECSTATIC. Did I mention ecstatic? I'll post again soon and let you know how it went.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing that something could be hid so well in a small room that it would take 10 minutes to find
dad

Jessica said...

Hehe, yay climbing! I need to go climbing its hard to get up and go when the person you climb with either is sick or doesn't want to be at the gym.
~J

Alex said...

Dad-You'd be Amazed at how things can hide in my room. Don't forget, it is ridiculously cluttered. In fact, my remote control has disappeared too...

Jess-I have NO sympathy for you. I go alone in a country where I don't speak the language and there is only one person at the gym, sometimes, who sort of speaks English. Go alone and go boulder. Sure it's fun to have a partner but really, I just love climbing.

Nancy K said...

Go Alex! Glad you're back to climbing.

Jessica said...

Alex- I can't boulder. I can't afford to have my hands get all torn up during the semester. Also I'm totally in between difficulties, I've done all the easy ones and the ones I'm working have become frustrating to the point of no fun. Besides according to Rob I am "hooked on whippers" (which kind of sounds like drugs, although climbing is sort of drug like). So I want to finish learning to lead.

Chris J said...

Tell me how it was! So happy you're back at youre thing :P (i know how it feels to be sidelined by injury

Alex said...

Awwww, thanks Chris. Do you remember how much I complained about not being able to climb for a week because of my knee? *shakes head at self*. Rock out in Kiwi land!