I kept a thorough training journal for all of 2011. While most of it is completely uninteresting to anyone other than myself, I went through the whole thing this morning and pulled out some the more interesting tidbits.
I didn't have a allot going for me in 2011. Half the year was spent on crutches in an external fixator and the remainder has been spent learning how to walk on my own two feet. I also came into the year with a significant hand injury that was incurred while training to close the COC 2.5 with both hands for Steve Edward's 50th birthday. Stress has been high with school and personal responsibilities dominating my time. Nonetheless I was able to crank out more than a few PRs and learn a ton along the way.
Moving forward, I hope to break into the 5.13 range sport climbing and develop more strength and endurance in my bad leg to facilitate bigger adventures in the woods. I have a feeling my 31st birthday challenge (3/4/12) will center on one of these goals. If I can motivate to write more than once a quarter, I'll keep you all posted.
I recently read a quote that resonated with me regarding the past year. "When you walk in the valleys, you know how big the mountains are."
Happy New Year
Bouldered V3 in a fixator
Redpointed Sit start of Anchor Punch 5.12a
Redpointed Chips Ahoy 5.12d
Epiced on Pro Skill 5.12d and never sent
Finally sent Reverse Melee V4
Finally sent Slap Happy V6
Onsighted a number of routes at The Callahans up to 5.11d
Helped build/bolt Hell of Being Crushed Alive (5.13a?) and began to link sections
One minute repeater on BM 2000 crimps + 20 lbs.
One minute repeater on BM 2000 small pockets middle 2 fingers
One minute repeater on BM 2000 staggered pockets back 2 fingers
One arm pull up with each arm (first time)
Crogged a 15 minute mile
Hiked 30 km of the Umpqua River Trail on crutches in a day.
Hiked over half of the Ridgeline trail on crutches
Sunset Bay on crutches
Great Hikes (NOT on crutches)
- Mount Pisgah
- Opal Pool
- Night “jog” on Ridgeline Trail
- Rooster Rock
- Romero/Forbush overnight loop with my little brother
“Ran” 3 miles
A handful of beautiful bike rides in SB county
Note: I did allot of campusing too (obviously), but the only board I have access to is NOT regulation spacing, so all those accomplishments are not deemed official or notable.