Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Wall

Did I mention this before?
I've taken up climbing. Well, I've only been able to 'take it up' about half way on this wall, but I'm giving it a go. It's much more difficult than I expected. I kind of feel like there's no way to practice or train, I just have to DO IT. I'd really like a vertical wall for warm up, but, I guess I just have to grit my teeth and just push myself on this one. The guy at the bottom there on belay keeps egging me on - telling me that it's so easy to make excuses to not come and climb, but he's doing a good job of ticking me off enough to make sure I keep coming back and challenging the wall :)

One of the great things about being here in Japan is that I never quite know what to expect. That can certainly work for or against me. But this time I lucked out. I ended up finding this wall when I was at our sports festival at the gym here in Nagasaki city. I was curious, so I wandered over to see what this was all about. I think I still prefer rapelling, but this will do for now.


Tracey said...

No, I'm BEHIND the camera, not in front of it on this shot -

Barb said...

How about just staying behind the camera until AFTER your trip to Colorado! We want you in one piece... I do love the picture, tho.

I remember the first time Troy climbed one of the high rock formations in Garden of the Gods. He climbed it, Jenn filmed it, and then told me what he had done as he handed me the video to watch. What a kid, huh?

It's nice having you "back on your blog."
Love you

Penquin said...

Huge Congrats (again) on making it to the top ~ now you just have to work your way a lil more to the left :o)

Tracey said...

YEA! I can't believe I got up all the way last night! I think I'm becoming addicted...

Cara said...

You go girl!!! :-)
I know it's not all arms, but I am such a weakling I don't think I'd ever be able to do rock climbing. Although carrying around Miss America will build up my arm strength (she must be over 11 lbs already, and the infant carrier is another 8 or 9... who needs the gym?!? Good thing b/c I haven't figured out where that fits in the daily schedule yet!)