Rock Climbing

After my WOD yesterday I was ready for some rest today. My muscles were aching and mentally I needed a break too. So I went in for some fun active rest and went rock climbing with the hubs today. We just started climbing back in June, part of the reason was to work on getting over my fear of heights in preparation for one of my bucket list items, ¬†trekking in the Himalayas. So went to our amazing local gym Grand River Rocks, got belay certified and started climbing. I can’t begin to describe how much both of us love it. It’s so different from anything I’ve ever done before, it’s challenging not just physically but mentally as well. And the best part is we can do it as a family, the kids are little monkeys.

So there’s two ways you can climb at our gym, top roping, when your roped in and climb over 20 feet, or bouldering, when your not tied in and are climbing to about 13 feet. We are really loving the bouldering right now and that’s were we spend most of our time. There are a bunch of different routes set up of different difficulties starting at green. I’m able to do most of the green’s and now I’m working on the next level, yellows. I can’t tell you the high/rush/surge of self confidence it gives to you get to the top or even to get the the next highest hold of the route you’re working on. I’m hooked!