She climbs – in her own shoes!

I went climbing again yesterday. Alone. Yep, I’m a big brave girl. I woke up, tired and confused having been woken up five times in the night and deciding I’d be crazy to do the park run. So I was a bit grumpy. Okay, a lot grumpy. I was a grumpy zombie – a winning…

Blank Flanks are Better

This is a bit of a niche topic. Maybe I should give some background for those who aren’t subjected to as much My Little Pony as me. By the way, all the cool kids just say MLP. Okay, so each pony gets a cutie mark when they figure out what they are special at. What…

Lessons from climbing blind – literally

This week’s climb was interesting. And frustrating. But mostly interesting. My climbing buddy and I made a new friend. I was there super early, so I went around the corner to sit on the step and do some “work” on my phone. I can basically justify anything as work these days. With about ten minutes…

How running gave me a super power – well, sort of…

I ran for the first time in ten days today. It wasn’t a great run, but it wasn’t a bad one. I’m only going on what I think happened, my garmin decided to record someone else’s run I think! For starters, it thinks I ran 5 miles – I ran maybe 3 and a bit. Second,…

Different Ways to Measure Climbing Progress

This week’s climb was at the tail end of the graph. We have one more week before the routes get reset. “What graph?” I hear you enquire with equal anticipation and excitement – as most, if not all graphs should be met. Well, my friends, this graph: I’m in week 4 or 5 – I…

Climbing Etiquette – let’s share the wall, eh?

To be honest, these are mostly common sense rules but it’s amazing how many people don’t seem to follow them, it’s not like I’ve been doing this for ages! There’s also a danger you might read this as a rant. The reason for that is because I have a tendency to rant. Hmm. Anyway, let’s…

Out of my comfort zone: a different climbing centre

I’m still on the hunt for climbing shoes, so I thought I’d try a new climbing centre. The website said they had a “shop” but they didn’t list any products. It was on the way to my friend’s house so I left a couple of hours early to give it a go. I was feeling…

How I took ANOTHER ten seconds per mile off of my run

What has two thumbs and just took another ten seconds PER MILE off of her running pace? ME! I can’t quite believe it. I wasn’t even going to go for a run…here’s what happened. I’d had a good day, but I was tired. It was my girl’s birthday today and it had been a busy…

Tough Mudder: The Result and Top Tips for the Day

We did it! We survived the Tough Mudder. We nearly didn’t get there… 8 miles away from the event and we were sat in traffic for more than 40 minutes. By the time we made it through registration, we had at least 90 seconds to spare before being ushered through to the warm up pen….

Big Climbing Crash and a Graph

Yep, I’ve made a graph. It was only a matter of time really. I’ve saved it to the end, for maximum suspense. Read on… I thought I was going to have to skip this week’s climbing session but I made it! I was late and I went fast to get there, but I made it….

Terminal

When did it become normal for the police to wander around the airport carrying multiple firearms? I’m here to pick up a friend and the flight is delayed. There’s a fella carrying a big old gun with another one on his hip. And nobody seems spooked. It’s not like this is a normal sight in…