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…

Tough Mudder Countdown: 5 sleeps and I need a rest day

5 sleeps until the Tough Mudder Half. I’m tired. I’m also a little annoyed that all of that lovely cash Tough Mudder receive isn’t spent updating their website. There are lots of pages that have only half been updated, leaving event dates set at 2017. This even applies to the drop down list on the…

Tough Mudder Countdown: – 6 Days

Tough Mudder is in 6 days. 7 sleeps. I should be more excited. But I feel totally bogged down by the admin caused by planning three people to complete a tough mudder, two adults to watch and two children to wait until we are done. It’s not been much fun – I’ll try to suppress…

Why you should climb with a buddy

I can’t quite believe my climbing sessions keep getting better and better. Progress isn’t in a straight line, it’s almost unpredictable. I think that’s part of what I love so much about it. It’s thrilling. This week, I was early. I know, what?? Well it’s true, I was. Which meant I could park further away…