I sometimes think i don't do much with my time, but when i sit back on a Sunday arvo i actually do quite alot. The past couple of weeks i've trained, explored, bouldered, climbed routes, tweaked elbows, found new pressing stones, made a list and worked.
Last weekend Brailey/Cossey Excavations went boulder searching down in the pass, some quite inexcessible problems were discovered and landings were created and one day soon we will get back to these hidden gems. More discoveries were made by Phil and myself out at Tarana yesterday. Climbing at the most developed pocketed area we looked around and found some great new problems right in the heart of the area, they weren't sent but are ready for our next vist.
On the way back from Tarana we picked up some more stones for the " backyard of strength".
One is definately a training stone called " The Women's qualifier". The other one is lighter than the Clark and Haviland stones by 5-10 kgs. I managed to press it out above my head so it is now known as the Brailey Stone, and looks to be a great stepping stone for greater challenges.
Training has been going quite well but on Wednesday tweaked my already perma bent right elbow and now have a very limited range of motion. Will rest it from non climbing weight bearing activities this week and try to get my range of motion back.
Submitted my list of songs fot Triple j's hottest 100 today
The Specials - A message to you Rudy
N.W.A - Express yourself
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Billy Bragg - Levi Stubbs Tears
The Clash - The Guns of Brixton
James Brown - The Boss
Sam and Dave - Hold on, i'm comin'
Black Star - Definition
Bill Withers - Ain't no Sunshine
Bruce Springsteen - The River
Now i don't know if these are really the greatest songs ever but i enjoy them.
The possibility of 2 trips to the Gramps in the next couple of months is also exciting and look forward to crushing some southern stone.
To finish i leave you with these words from Robert Troupe (random American strongman).
To work out with someone who thinks like me is great. The only way to top off a day of stonelifting is to eat a huge meal.
So there you have it . . . the challange of the stones, the freindship, and the feast. Sounds like a great day to me.
Next Sundy Katherine is having a stall at Mathildas Market at Riverview collage which just happens to be next to Tambourine Bay were there is some bouldering to be had so there is something for everyone in Sydney next weekend.