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!
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!