Saturday, February 14, 2009

first days in CO

I've been in Boulder for a few days.

On Thursday I arrived. We walked around downtown and ate at a pizza place. I bought a mighty meaty pizza and a chocolate icecream pie for dessert................ JUST KIDDING!

I had bananas at the hotel. I brought a blender so i've been making lots of banana smoothies.

Yesterday I registered to climb and then we hung out. We went to the mountains..... and oh-my-gosh, i was SO GIDDY! I couldnt stop smiling/laughing... it was mind-blowing!!!!!! I was in heaven! (but i couldnt climb because i had to rest for today!!!) I have lots of pics to share. We came back to the hotel and my coach, teamate and i swam for like 2 hours. Its a salt-water pool and does not use chlorine!

This hotel is very eco-friendly. There are recycling bins and compost bags in every room. Everything that they provide (cups, napkins, etc) is biodegradable and recycleable!!! I love this place.

Last night, my dad and I drove to Denver to watch a show. We went to a beautiful historic Paramount theater and watched Devotchka. It was amazing!!!

WELLLLL FOLKS, today is the big day. Its the qualifiers nationals. If I do well, I will be able to climb in FINALS tomorrow. I will update you guys later!

As far as eating goes, I've been eating lots of dates and bananas. They are my favorite climbing foods. I also ate lots of grapes yesterday. OH and grapefruit for breakfast!!! =)

Wish me luck today!


Omegachuck said...

Salt water pools are so cool.. . all they need is a wave machine and it's the ocean.
It's that thin air that makes you giddy, or just the view of real mountains out your window. Be sure to get out and jog a little or do some short sprints to get acclimated. Tons of water and limited cardio helps get the stamina up for comps at 5,000+ ft. Can't wait to see photos!
Rip 'em up girl, but not the finger tips. Got your Joshua Tree salve for healing?

Lisa (Pixywinks) said...

Good luck 'nana girl!

Sarah said...

I had a dream about you last night :) I dreamed that it was after the competition and you had sent me some pictures of yourself in the Newspapers. I'm reading through the articles and couldn't find where they named the winners. I was getting a little frustrated because I just knew you had won and I wanted to SEE it. I hope you have an amazing day on the rocks! The hotel you're staying at sounds like awesome:)

Omegachuck said...

LMAO!! the photo of the pile of bananas and the blender. Imagine the hotel staff cleaning up the room, wondering what kind of pets you brought along when they saw the pile of banana peels and the blender.

badash said...

Wow Sarah, thats an awesome dream!!!