Thursday, January 28, 2010

Climbing with Paul

I went to the gym last night to climb. I figured I would catch-up with someone. I called Bob just before I left, he was too busy dealing with an H1N1 variant to climb and Kim wasn't home.

When I arrived at the gym, I found Paul was solo and was looking for a catch. I have known Paul for years but have never tied in with him. We travel in different circles and have different climbing goals. I would never expect to see Paul at 5am ready to go to Manuels and I never make it to Flat Rock during normal waking hours.

We worked our respective projects and had a good bit of fun. Each time one of us went up we would take a whipper. Paul's were only slightly more dramatic than mine because he was falling where he was skipping a clip. It was all good.

Paul was a great guy to tie in with for a number of reasons. The obvious was the beta he gave me and the solid catches. Excellent attitude with an absence of climbing spray. We talked about training and developing in our beloved Newfoundland. I think he may have more plans for routes around here than I do.

Thanks for the catch.

Monday, January 25, 2010

An Object

"An object at rest tends to stay at rest. An object in motion tends to stay in motion." That pretty much describes life since know back in 2009.

The climbing blog has been at rest, and when you haven't posted in a while, it is very easy to put it off. The outdoor climbing scene is in hibernation and not likely to wake for several months. I could write about training but hell, a lot of people are training at the gym, doing the same stuff I am doing. When I think about climbing program Leo has us on I just kinda whimper and find my 'happy place'.

The motion part of my life has been all at work. I won't bore you the details of passing gas for a living but that and teaching has kept me very busy. Things should start to settle a bit now.

Look at the bright side...days are getting longer, winter is half over and Trevor's film will be hitting the 'big' screen in a little over a month.

PS...Is 2 drills better than 1 (future developing in mind)?