Josh and I went to the climbing gym on Sunday morning and since it was practically empty, we decided to make some videos of ourselves climbing. During the session, I finally finished a route I’d been working on for the past few weeks.
For the record, this is not actually a hard route in the grand scheme of things. It’s a yellow, which is the second easiest out of six levels (some climbers probably use it as a warm up route).
But for me, it was a huge accomplishment. When I first attempted it a few weeks ago, it seemed impossible and my inability to complete it (I could barely get halfway up the wall the first few times I tried it) had me so frustrated. I didn’t think I had the upper body strength to get to the top, especially since it’s on an incline, so it felt really good to get there.
I would say that’s my favourite thing about climbing – the sense of accomplishment you feel when you complete something you failed at so many times before.
So yeah I just wanted to share that little video, as well as the quote above (one of the few fitspiration sentiments that doesn’t make me roll my eyes). I’ll post the rest of my workouts for this week on Sunday. In the meantime, I’ve finally updated the static pages on my bog so check that out if you’re bored.
What’s the latest fitness feat you accomplished?