Guess what?! I can see!!! I got my new eyeglasses right after I finished climbing with Emily. Emily and I met at the climbing gym at 0900 hrs (approximately) and I talked to Emily a bit about what’s going on with life before we climbed. I attempted a 5.7 on the auto-belay a couple of times, then Emily led a new red 5.8 so that I could top-rope it. I attempted it twice and got to the same place as I had last night both times. It’s a real commitment move from an unbalanced position unless you get a high foot, which feels even more awkward until you actually make the move, but it’s a good move, from what Emily and AJ have told me. I was going to attempt it a third time, but another pair of climbers was close by and I didn’t want to be in their way. They were doing a lead climb/lead belay session with Jim, so I wanted to give them space. I want to get lead climb certified so badly, but you have to be able to lead climb a 5.9. I was almost to where I could top-rope 5.9 in early October, but circumstances changed so that I have lost some progress on that front. I know how to lead climb. I just haven’t done it much. And I haven’t done it on a 5.9 route! I need to lose weight. That’s all there is to it. I’m trying. I’ve actually lost 10 lbs. in the last month and a half, but that’s awfully slow for the number of pounds I need to lose!!! Oh, well. It didn’t get there overnight, and it won’t come off overnight… I’m just trying to keep climbing fun and fuel my passion while I get in good enough shape to actually make the progress I should be making! And now I can see the holds clearly with my new glasses!!! Yay!!!
Content Rating PG, for the most part
I try to keep the content of my posts in the PG range (meaning that maybe your 13-year-old should not read it... Just kidding!) - you know, something I could get away with tastefully in the town square without getting lynched, tarred-and-feathered, or hung (and something my mother would NOT wash my mouth out with soap for). As far as what age you have to be to understand some of the subtleties of my humor in writing and/or speaking, well... That may vary. A lot.