August 21 – Bouldering

Me Oh My!  Two random sports activities in one day?!  Yes, I am that hardcore.  Bought a Groupon for an Intro to Bouldering class at the Circuit Gym.  It came with a two week membership for two.  Bouldering is a lot like rock climbing except you are not harnessed in and it is not necessarily about getting to the top, but how you get there.

I went with Katie to the class at 7.  It was taught by this super-fit hippie/stoner/skateboarder/climber named Shane.  He was crazy informative and I learned the names of holds and different ways of climbing.  So, now I can say things like, “you should match your foot and grab that juggy shelf.”  I know how impressive that sounds.

We went up a couple times with varying difficulty.  It starts with B for beginner, then zero all the way to 9.  I could not get up the 1 level.  It is freakin’ hard.  And also, my arms were like jello from playing racquetball for two hours earlier today.  Can’t you tell I’m a great planner.

Anyhoo… here are some pictures!

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August 21 – Racquetball

Yay!  My first real random sports experience!  I’ve played racquetball a few times, but didn’t really understand the rules and didn’t really like it.  I played tennis a bit when I was younger, but always thought racquetball seemed like a lot of fun.

I got a friend who is very good at it to show me how, teach me the rules, and give me pointers.  After driving to a gym that didn’t have a racquetball court (whoopsie,) we finally found an appropriately amenity-equipped one and rented it for an hour and half.  It was so fun, we played for almost a full two hours.  I started getting better and it was just getting fun.  It is such a phenomenal workout and I was sweaty and smiling at the end.

August 16 – Yoga

Alright, so I know yoga is not really a sport and not at all new for me… but I haven’t really been active for a few weeks and wanted something stress free and slow.  It was exactly what I needed to get back in gear.  Spent the rest of my day off mapping out the rest of random sports month.