Eric Hörst’s “Training For Climbing”

I dug out my Training For Climbing book today by Eric Hörst.  It has an assessment on pages 21-23 that I did to see where I’m at.  I could use a lot of improvement in all three general areas, as I have strengths and weaknesses in all three.  In a little while, I’m going to go through Appendix C and find out what it all means, but for now, we’ll just say that I have some improvements to make so that I can climb better.  First, though, I have to get back on the wall.  I haven’t climbed since early June of this year.  I’ve been walking and rehabilitating my knee, along with my wrist and thumb (motor vehicle accident last year) and hope to get back on the wall soon!  It’s driving me nuts not being able to climb!  I need to be able to climb!!!  This assessment should show me some ways I can get that going again, though.  I need to lose weight.  That’s one thing I know I need to do.  I need to get more exercise (preferably climbing) and get outside before the weather turns cold on us here in Montana.  There are a lot of things I need to do to get back into the best shape of my life, but I have to take it one day at a time and make good dietary decisions, good exercise decisions, and good decisions about taking care of my mental health, which is probably what’s suffering the most right now.  Climbing is my main distress tolerance (coping) skill, and I have to get that back ASAP!

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