Its hard to be the newb. Im really only up against myself there but still, I am a newb.
I am slow and big and it takes me a lot of effort to get out there. I am still wrapping my head around taking time on the walls, figuring things out, taking breaks, pushing to failing and letting myself fall.
I know my avoidance was not all because of work.
It was because of all these things, deep down my mind was scared of being there.
I still sometimes like the idea of things better than reality, breaking from the idea that I am going to have work hard for this sport. That it was not easy for anyone. Everyone there has worked hard on their bodies and minds to tackle the challenge at hand. I am not the only one having a hard time.
My hard time is just a lot more visual, I wear it on my body.
But I am determined to keep going. Already I have had such an amazing response on Instagram of women that I hope I have inspired to try it too.
And I know this is a niche spot where I can make a difference, I can directly challenge expectation and inspire people around me to do it too.
Expect that I will be posting a lot more about climbing.
I wont focus on a lot of techincal, as you can find that anywhere. I am going to focus on my mental challenges and physical restrictions.
But the way, I stand by my article of challenges of fat hiking, its the same for climbiing. SWEAT!!!