August 27 – Bouldering II

Katie and I have squandered the first week of our two week membership to the Circuit Gym.  We go today after work to see what I can do if I don’t play racquetball immediately prior.  I am definitely better, but it’s still one of the hardest things I’ve ever physically done.  The upper body strength necessary to maneuver is admittedly much more than I currently possess.

That said, it is still crazy fun.  When you do get to the top and make it all the way over, you definitely get a feeling of instant gratification.  I made it over this wall.  I pushed myself higher (literally, get it?)  I landed on my feet and I am still in one piece.  I am tired and drained and my arms feel like they might fall off, and my fingers feel like they are dragging on the ground behind me, and I’m scared because I could’ve fallen.  But I didn’t.  And it’s awesome.

Afterward, we rewarded ourselves for a job well done with some Vietnamese food and cocktails at Luc Lac.  I love working hard!