Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Days leading up the Colorado

I got back from the red feeling really fit and ready to train and get stronger
work on my crimps some more and overall power and strength

after an unfortunate order of events i hurt my foot
still don't know what it is since i haven't been to the doctor yet
but i'm going tomorrow and i'll know then!

order of events:
saturday: AJ and I had a debate about picking up pennies and if they are lucky or not...
Aj only picks up pennies that are heads up and they bring you good luck
The way i saw it was - it's all money, pick it up
Aj said i'll have bad luck

sunday: we headed to Deep creek to do some climbing; i warmed up and then got on my project... Aj was belaying me and when i got to the rest before the crux and felt uncomfortable doing the dyno runout crux with Aj belaying, so i asked Lu to maybe switch belays with him...
After they switched and went ahead and tried the move, fell and slammed into the wall after taking a 25 to 30 foot whipper... When swinging into the wall i wasn't prepared and my right foot hit it side ways...

Bad luck i guess

The epic part was the hike out of deep creek; jimmy carried me out in the rain... it was hard and really tiring for him!

I called the doctor monday to get an appointment; one place told me that could see me in 2 weeks!! what is that going to do for me? Called another and have an appoint for thursday... that was better!

I've been iceing it and elevating it and having ibuprofen... hopefully it's making it better and getting it to heal faster!

Count down to colorado: 10 days! 10 days to heal and be ready to crush!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Climbing Team Trip to the Red

I took 6 of the kids from the climbing team to the red for a week trip
Aj, Anna, Caroline, Andres, Lydia and Chris
It was a great trip
Day 1 (Monday): Chocolate Factory
Day 2 (Tuesday): Military Wall
Day 3 (Wednesday): Drive By / Rest Day
Day 4 (Thursday): Rest Day / Drive By
Day 5 (Friday): Chocolate Factory / Motherlode
Day 6 (Saturday): The Zoo
Day 7 (Sunday): Solar Collector and Gold Coast
Day 8 (Monday): Drove to the Obed and climbed at Tierrany

For more details about the trip check out the TBA Climbing Team Blog!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Teva Mountain Games

This past weekend i went to the Teva Mountain Games
It was a lot of fun
The climbing was really hard and challenging
After qualifiers i made 20th
Which meant that i was going to be climbing in the semi finals

In qualifiers there were 5 problems in a 5 min on 5 min off rotation
They were all challenging, but I feel that i could of made it to the top of two others but due to my inability to read the sequence right away, i was unable to complete them

In semi-finals, I had the same problem with reading sequences... I guess that's what happens when you have not competed in a while
I ended up in 19th after semi-finals

Overall the weekend was a lot of fun. Jimmy came up and watched me compete which was really awesome!

Sunday we went to Daniel and Courtney's wedding reception that was held at Daniel's house
Courtney looked gorgeous, it was a great celebration with great southern food and music to dance to

Now that i'm back in Chatty, i'm psyched to train hard...
which i did

The day i got back i headed up to Foster's with Aj and Chris
We got on a warm up and then i had the boys try Eclipse
After that i went bolt to bolt on Big empty and i'm really psyched to get back to it and try to send it

After our day of climbing at foster's we headed back to the gym to have a crazy hard workout day
I was intense - pretty much we were unable to finish the workout because we just couldn't do anything any more - we had reached failure
More workouts to come!! Get psyched!

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Red with the climbing team

I headed up to the red this past weekend with three of the climbing kids; AJ, Andres and Lydia. It was an awesome trip. We climbed at Drive By, The Motherlode and the Chocolate Factory. I didn’t really get on anything too hard throughout the trip, mostly due to an injured finger that I’m trying to heal up some before this weekend’s competition. I figured that a lot of climbing and getting pumped would be good for it due to all the blood flow into the hands and arms. The two things that I did get on that were harder were Easy Rider (13a) at Drive By and Malice (12c) at the Chocolate Factory. Both of them were really fun and challenging. Unfortunately, I didn’t send either. I only tried each of them one time. I’m hoping to get back on them when we go back for our climbing team week trip! Now I’m headed to Boulder and then on Thursday to Vail for the Teva Mountain Games events and Climbing World Cup. Can’t wait!