- Bruce Lee -
Wow! Today was a very busy day for me. It started this morning with stretching, cooking breakfast, running to jump in the shower while my eggs were boiling, dress quickly, eat breakfast, drive to ATM, then drive to Transition Extreme Sports Ltd. for a lesson in climbing rock walls! Ever had one of those multi-tasking morning? hehe.
Climbing was both fun and terrifying. We had to learn climbing and belaying techniques. Belaying is the rope holding part. It made me much more nervous to climb knowing that the person supporting me with the rope was also just learning that! Since I have brittle bones, I tend to fear falling probably more than the average person. I did it though. We got to climb three walls. My only real complaint is that it was FREEZING in there. Seriously, temperatures were probably not above the upper 40s. I had to touch each of my toes to confirm the presence of them all.
I'd like to title the next set of pictures: Hey Mom, look what I can do!
|Learning on the easy wall|
|Sometimes we had to just wait while the person learning to belay caught up with tightening the rope.|
|Moving up in difficulty. This one was fun!|
|I learned to belay too. See me at the bottom in gray? :o)|
After the Bible study, I went home for some food and a nap! I was tired and still had more physical activity in my future. I had Kung Fu tonight! Tonight was the night we had the strictest teacher, and if you read the blog about Kung Fu, you know what I'm about to write. Yep. Somebody moved, and yes, I got to do more push-ups. Then, guess what!! Oh you got it, they moved when they weren't supposed to move. You don't punch until the count. If he stops counting, you stop. Oh man, so many people messed that up. I admit, I am guilty of doing that sometimes too so I'm not judging, but tonight I was actually doing really well, and I really didn't want extra work since I had done all that climbing this morning! We had to do a 2-minute horse stance (squat) for that mistake. My knees were shaking so much that it looked like I was trying to do that MC Hammer move in place instead of moving side to side. I kept my stance though, and I