Went bouldering yesterday and managed to send that 6-kyu/5b/V2 I was working on:
The last hold was giving me a crap load of trouble because I’m too short but I found I could get a hold of it if I dropped myself down a notch on the right wall and then got both feet up on the left. Wasn’t expecting to be able to hold my balance that way but interestingly enough it works. Just goes to show you: if you don’t try new things you will never know.
I met up with some friends from the gym last Thursday and they somehow convinced me to try some dyno’s. Still can’t do them at all but I’m pretty close to pulling one off. I’m just happy I got myself to try actually. It’s good to climb with other people so you can learn from their style and get out of your comfort zone.
Speaking of comfort (or lack thereof), I feel like I have a million things piling up behind me now but I just can’t find the time (or energy) to get it all done for the life of me — and it is really frustrating. I probably just need to relax and let go a bit perhaps, but I feel as if I don’t kill myself I’m not going to manage to get everything done. I think more than anything I need to learn to start letting myself do a shity job on some things. You can’t do that on everything of course, but sometimes when it’s just not possible to do it all (i.e. always), doing a shity job is a pretty big improvement. Like in school — just putting your pen to the paper will ensure you at least 40-50 points. And when you think about it, that’s half! Hell of a lot better than zero anyway, and for minimum effort. Much better then spending hours bringing a 90 up to a 95 anyways.