Sunday, April 22, 2012

Disappointment in Boston

So kash and I are sitting in the Boston airport awaiting our flight home. The competition was a super good time and Kash ended up taking 2nd! As for me, it did not go so well. Qualifiers was set really tough and I ended up 3rd going in to finals. The finals route was set very well, but unfortunately was set to destroy me. Most recently i have acquired two injuries in both of by knees and in one crucial section of the route you had to do a double heel hook that allowed you to make it up to the headwall. Hanging there I went through a series of thoughts and in all actuality I should have just let go. Unfortunately I went for it, messed up sequence and finally my right knee gave out and I came swinging off the wall. Once I was down my knee wasn't in too much pain but once the adrenaline wore off I felt as if I could barely walk on it. I popped a shit ton of Ibuprofen and iced it well. It feels decent today but still very sore. Looks like I'm going to have to schedule that doctors appointment I really did not want to make. Overall though it was a cool experience! This was Central Rocks first major indoor competition and I have to say they did just as well as any other competition I have been to. The setting was really good (besides qualifiers being SO hard) and the people that make up the CRG were super nice. I can't wait for the next event they throw!

For now it's back to Chatty. The next few days are looking in the low 60's so it' time for another round of attempts on the project!!! Also, next month Kash and I are going to attend the River Rock Competition in Richmond, VA. So, until then we'll be working & training.

Congrats to all the finalist this weekend, and thanks again to everyone at the CRG!!


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Boston Rope Comp

Tomorrow morning kash and I will be waking up around 3:30 a.m in order to make our flight out of chattanooga at 5:30. We are heading to Boston for a rope climbing competition at Central Rock Gym in Hadley. This is my first ever sport comp so I literally have no expectations, except for getting stomped. The field of competitors looks pretty stacked so i'm just gonna see what happens. The past couple months have been pretty busy here for me, working 2 jobs and training when I can. So really i'm just excited to get out of town and travel to someplace new ( even if it is to climb indoors ). I'll be sure to keep ya posted on how bad I do!

Also, I wanted to take this time to thank one of my AMAZING sponsors Metolius. I just recently received a sick shipment of some new draws, a harness, and a bunch of chalk! I cannot wait to get back and put these new draws on the stone!!!!