Showing posts from May, 2012

Another Rogues Gallery


Suspension of sorts

At the weekend I did a 3 hour indoor climbing tutorial. I've done indoor climbing before, but not this year, and as my climbing had concentrated on just the climbing and not really the belaying, I decided a refresher course was needed. During the time on the walls we tried various different grades of climbs and gradients. I was quite pleased with what I could manage. What I wasn't looking forward to was the 'throwing yourself off the wall' for your buddy to get practice at safe belaying for when this happens for real. I've always had a problem with the letting go and trusting the person below to take get me back down safely. I've been known to totally freeze if I think they're not paying attention or don't have the tension just right on the ropes. Anyway the time came for me to do it, just as my climbing buddy had managed 2 not so good attempts to belay safely for another climber!...This did not fill me with confidence. However, I'm never going t

Kilimanjaro Charity update....non kink blog!

I've decided to give a quick update on my Kilimanjaro Charity Challenge as quite a few people have been emailing me asking how things are coming on. Rather than reply individually I've promised to update here. Last month my physical challenge went full speed ahead. I gave myself the mini challenge of attending as many different exercise classes as possible as well as doing my normal running. So by the month's end I had panted, puffed, endured and sweated through a plethora of activities. As you can guess they reminded me of muscles I'd long forgotten about but also gave me some insight into a few different forms of exercise that I've surprised myself by actually enjoying. The ones I indulged in were zumba, aqua zumba, aerobics, aqua aerobics, step, body pump, body combat, yoga, body balance (a combination of pilates, tai chi and yoga) Legs, bums and tums, spin fit, tap, and body attack. The ones I've been most drawn to surprisingly are yoga and body balance...