Went climbing, then got my new eyeglasses!

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!!!

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