On Saturday, I drove to Chattanooga to drop my brother off at his high school. My parents were staying in a hotel, but my climbing coach kidnapped me and brought me climbing.
After arriving in Chattanooga, my coach picked me up and we hit the climbing gym. I was pretty much just messing around, i wasn't feeling my best because I was verrrry dehydrated, but it was still really fun and I LOVE that little gym!
I stayed at Nicole and Steve's house and Nicole made THE BEST RAW VEGAN SUSHI EVER! like.. seriously, it was amazing. it had some sort of patte in it and some sprouts and other stuff. It was the best raw food I've ever had!
(and yeahhhh i know, I know, it totally wasn't 80/10/10 but I make excuses for when my raw food buddies - the ones who got me into it - make a delicious raw food dinner that they invite me to! YA FEEL ME!?)
This day was amazing! We went climbing (bouldering) outside at a boulderfield near Little Rock City. Once I was warmed up, I felt reallllly strong.
Usually at this time of the year, bouldering outside pretty much sucks due to the heat and humidty.... and it usually causes me to have lots of high gravity days. But this season has so far proved me wrong. My first two trips of "bouldering" season have been amazing, and I feel like this climbing season will be the best yet.
(for those of you who don't climb, bouldering season is in fall/winter/spring -- and bouldering is basically a type of climbing where you don't climb with a rope -- free flowing movements on a short boulder. Bouldering can be much harder than climbing with a rope, because the movements are usually EXTREMELY powerful and committing.)
Anyways, I did 2 climbs that I feel especially proud of. Here are a couple pictures (they do not do the climbs justice, as you could imagine, but they are still pretty good shots!)
This one was especially CLASSIC. This shot shows me reaching out the small roof to the first hard move of the problem. (actually the hard part is matching your hands without swinging out and falling!)
and not to mention, I was fueled by bananas and dates during the day, with a mango for breakfast. RAW FOOD ENERGY!!!!!