Where do begin? I do not know!
Last week I did an overnight college visit to UTC. It was a lot of fun. On Thursday night, we went out to dinner and watched a movie. I brought my own food and it started many conversations! I definitely lectured about raw food to a variety of people!!! I'm spreadin the word!!!!!! =) I love telling people about our biological diet. It really makes them THINK. Most of them end up totally agreeing with me and they walk away with the motivation to eat more fruit!
UTC was really nice. We got matched up with a mentor (a current UTC student) and we basically followed them around. I stayed in REALLY NICE DORMS called UTC Place. It was basically a really nice apartment!!! (Who said dorms have to be cramped!?) The next day I went to 2 classes.... both very boring. I fell asleep in economics, haha......
While I was there, I saw 4 climbers that I knew walking around!!! I will definitely fit in there!!!!!! =)
The only thing that sucks about the college is that student's are REQUIRED to have a meal plan. This will make fruit 5 times more expensive!!! (ONE apple... ONE banana... or ONE orange is $1.09!) so If i have like 6 dollars a day, thats 5 bananas... NOT ENOUGH! So I will definitely have to talk to them about my special dietary needs - I think they will understand and hopefully we can work out a good deal. I'll let you guys know! I always find my way around things!!!
TRAINING FOR NATIONALS
We returned to Nashville on Friday evening. On Saturday, I headed back to Chattanooga to train for nationals. I met up with my coach and we climbed at the new gym, Urban Rocks.
I did a campus routine followed by 10 by 10s, which is where you do 10 probems, 10 times. (100 problems!!!) After that I did another short campus routine.
The 10 by 10s were REALLY hard for me. I almost gave up quite a few times. I decided that I want to do good at nationals, so I stayed in focused and got back in the game.
I was so sore the next day!!! This was a great accomplishment for me though!
On Monday I trained again in Nashville. I did lots of things including: off-set pull-ups on big crimps, dead hangs on micro-crimps, core workouts with v-ups, bicycles, and leg-lifts/twists on pull-up bar, pushups on a huge ball, curls, pinching a weighted block for pinch strength, and lawnmowers with weights. Not to mention, I did some light bouldering and laps on routes. I AM STILL VERY SORE. Especially my abs and shoulders.
I took yesterday as a rest day because it HURT TO PAINT IN ART CLASS!!! But today i am going to go train. I'll give you another update soon!
IM SO PSYCHED FOR NATIONALS!!!