Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I keep on meaning to post an update but I keep forgetting!

I've been training a lot for nationals. It takes up a lot of time.

Last week i was completely overwhelmed with homework and I spent a few days staying awake into the wee hours of the morning to try and finish. NO FUN!!!

On Friday my parents let me drive to Chattanooga for my first time. It was very liberating!!! =) I stayed with Tim and Marcus and we went climbing in Alabama at HP40 the next day. It was a lot of fun. My fingers bled a little, and are still recovering 3 days later (I've been training a lot on top of them too though...)

On Sunday, my friend Becky came over and we made VISION BOARDS! Mine is still not complete, but starting it was really fun. I love setting goals and using creative visualization to achieve them. I think everyone should make a vision board!!! It's so easy! Just cut out pictures and words in magazines that appeal to you. Cut out anything that makes you smile or puts you in a good mood. Cut out anything that has to do with your goals and dreams. Glue them to a poster board and add photos of yourself too! Whenever you have spare time, you can sit down in front of your board and visualize yourself achieving these goals. Feel the feelings that you would feel if you had already achieved them. VISUALIZE. DREAM. BE HAPPY. =)

On Monday, we had a full-team climbing practice. Big Crimpin is our climbing team name... We have the best kids!!! I love our team. We usually train individually, so training in a group like this was a TON OF FUN. Lots of good vibes.

Today I worked with the junior high climbing team again. I climbed a little afterwards but not for long because I needed to get home and eat and do homework. I plan on doing abs and a pull-up exercise here in a bit.

On a raw food note, did I mention that my grandpa gave me BAGS of fresh pecans from his sister's backyard!? It's true. They are organic, fresh pecans that my grandpa's sister collected from her backyard. He gave me LOTS of them... so many that I don't even know what to do with them!!!!!!!!!!!!!?


cindy said...

Thx for signing up to follow me that's very sweet of you as usual.

But what I wanted to comment is I make those collages too and made one recently for my new raw journey and goals!

I will photo it and post it.

Ashley, have a great day!

Omegachuck said...

Congratulations on the road trip to Chatt and no traffic tickets!!

Sarah said...

You can keep out a few pecans to eat in moderation over the next couple weeks. Put the rest of them in the freezer and they will stay fresh. Just pull out a few at a time. My children's great-grandmother sent us lots of fresh pecans from her tree in Alabama. They're now in my freezer so that I'm not tempted to finish them all off at once ;o)

Sarah said...

Oh, yeah...thanks for the update. It's good to know that your training for nationals is going so well. I'm excited for you!!!

Balazs said...

I see you applying the knowledge of the secret. It is very good because I have also read it recently(two times and seen the movie 4 times so far) and I want to use it.
I am planning to do a visionboard too, its really fun and useful. Keep posting about it please :)
I have also read another very good book that point to the same direction and I recommend to read it to everbody, its: Healthy at 100 by John Robbins, a really good book with very useful information.

Keep up posting

Bri said...

send me some??!! (of the extra pecans) lol ;p

coaching sounds like major fun fun. pictures of training?? i miss your wonderful climbing pics...they're always so beautiful and strong lol.