Shabby Sunday

Woke up today feeling pretty shabby still, but I really wanted to climb. So I took Dante for a wee walk, had breakfast and got in the car. Since I wasn’t feeling too hot, I decided to go to the gym.

On the way to the gym a headache snuck in, and almost made me turn back. But I bitch slapped  myself (mentally) into submission and went anyway. It was a slow and rough start. My Katanas still hurt like hell, and it’s been a long time since I did anything indoors. The top floor of bouldering confused me. I couldn’t find anything to climb. I just stood and looked at the wall, and it felt like I was looking at one of those pictures with random colors, where if you let your focus slip to infinity you can see an image. I slipped out of focus several times, but no image revealed itself. No problems either. So I went down to the lowest level and did some of the green problems there.

And that’s where it got better. I did 2 problems and started working on a third when I got to talking with a guy, Thomas. A fellah from Denmark, who climbs pretty much the same level as I do. So we worked a few problems together, and it was cool. So much more motivating when you are two. With Thomas on the team, I managed to do 2 more problems I thought was beyond me. That was awesome!

So I flexed my underdeveloped social muscles and we got to talking about outdoors climbing. Seems we might be going to Hauktjern on Saturday. Striking up a conversation with strangers is not my fortè, so I celebrated with an ice mocha and a chocolate scone. And I realized I have to get some more quickdraws now that Gorm took back his gear. Hmmm, gear shopping. Gotta love that!

So, I got a series of good burns, sent some problems (that felt good), and just might have found a climbing partner. Not too bad for a shabby Sunday.

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1 Response to “Shabby Sunday”


  1. 1 Nigel August 9, 2010 at 02:45

    Good work Paul! 😉


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