As I sit here in my Katanas writing this, I’m surveying the chaos around me at the climbing gym. A birthday party just started on top of it all. Lots and lots of little kids and preteens and tweens here this morning. I still climbed a few problems upstairs. I also got to talk to my buddy Brian, whom I haven’t seen in a couple of months. It was good to catch up with him. I was telling him about the trouble I have typing with my injured left hand and he suggested Dragon, a dictation program that he uses at work. What an idea! I forgot I had that program! I have to train it still, but we’ll get there. Anyway, it’s been a busy morning at the climbing gym.
There’s no MyClimb Team Challenge going on right now, which I am so incredibly bummed about. I miss seeing how my climbing mentors and buddies around the world are doing in their training and climbing, and I feel like I have no one to share my progress with. We were a tight group, and I feel really lost right now. The MyClimb Team is a huge motivator for me — dedicated rock warriors coming together to encourage, critique, and offer suggestions for progression to each other in a totally open way without judgment or negativity. That’s a unique thing to be prized and cherished. I miss it so much.