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Sporting can fry your mind

I was supposed to write a blog post before today, but I didn’t.

This morning I went “bouldering” (which is climbing, but without a rope or other equipment for that matter).
It was scary, yes 4 meters of wall without security is much more scary than 8 meters of wall with security.
Somehow I did manage to “solve” one “problem” (that’s what they call the routes). It was one of the routes marked “easy” so to say. (for those knowing the grades, it was a 3+ problem)

I’m home now, tired, happy I did do that, but also very sluggish, and feeling out of touch.
It’s as if my thinking took a backseat. My brain also needs a rest after this intense sporting experience.
So I had planned a different post, but it’s not willing to come out of my mind for this week.

I’m definitely going to continue climbing. I signed up for a top-roping course. (the climbing you mostly see in indoor halls). It won’t start until March 4th though, but I’m really looking forward to it!

I’ve been just really into exercising lately, so most of my focus is on that.
January 1st I started a “burpee challenge” where the aim is to do burpees for 100 days, adding 1 burpee every day. So today is day 13, meaning I had to do 13 burpees. Which I did, even though I climbed. This means that so far I’ve done 91 burpees.

For those unfamiliar, this is a burpee.
Only since I can’t do a push up yet, I replace that part with a knee push up. The basic idea is to squat, get your chest to the ground, return to a squat and then jump in the air. Scale to your level pretty much.

 
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Posted by on January 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Oops, I’m late!

Well it’s not that I didn’t have time to write for this blog… it’s more that it kept bouncing in my head and I kept doing other things.

Yesterday (that’s Saturday January 5th) I attended an introduction climbing course and had a total blast!
Yes it was also scary, but really cool and I plan on climbing more often.

Anyway, the climbing course also left me tired and in pain. Particularly the muscle soreness I’m feeling now. Lifting anything hurts, and walking is tiresome. So I have mostly just been sitting around watching movies and reading.

I’ve also been thinking about sewing. Last week I did a small sewing experiment, which was mostly frustrating, but I learned a lot, including what I was doing wrong.
Coming week I plan to finally finish the pattern I had in my head and start work on my first plush toy.

(I’m sure in the future this blog will go somewhere more interesting, I’m sorry I keep having such low inspiration for what to write here)

 

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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