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2 months ago, at an outdoor show, I was talking to a friend about this past winter. Out of nowhere I found myself opening up to him about the struggles I was entangled with regards to verbalizing my recent “season”. From the intensity of it all, competitions, travel, the Olympics, all the ups and downs, […]
It’s hard to even begin this post, about the Sochi Olympics, because the entire experience has been such a whirlwind. How do you even explain a surreal period of time? For so many months; the preparation, the planning, leading up to the 2014 Olympics, nothing can describe what it felt like…to walk through the entry […]
This morning i was surfin’ through Facebook and a particular photo caught my attention–it was of Will Mayo climbing the 2008 Ouray Ice Festival competition route (set by Jason Nelson). I remember that moment well as it was one of the most inspirational moments (to me) in comp climbing that i had ever witnessed. In […]
This year’s schedule for competitions is demanding to say the least. The UIAA has shoe-horned 5 events into just over a month, then…the demonstration of ice climbing at the olympics, finishing off the last weekend of feb in Ufa, Russia, for the world championships. It’s intense…from start to finish. No time for real rest, just […]
6 months ago I started preparation for this season’s World Cup competition tour. Who’d a thought it would have come so fast. I’m in an airport right now, Amsterdam, en route to the second round. July was when the plan took effect and now, I’ve just left Korea after the first round of competitions for […]
(Photo above by Rafal Andronowski)
When you come up with a plan of action, whether in your head or maybe on paper, seeing it, reading it, thinking about it is one thing…but doing it…now there’s where the future of your actions are decided. Executing “the” game plan no matter the level of importance–from a to do […]
Climbing, competitions, #theroadtosochi, family, #vanlife, business. Too many minds.
“Please forgive. Too many mind.
Too many mind?
Mind sword, mind people watch, mind enemy.
Too many mind?
Too many mind. No mind. No mind.”
This little dialogue is from a movie, “The Last Samurai”, where good ol’ Tom Cruise is learning to be a swordsman whilst being held captive in an […]
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Along the way we experience the inevitable. We cross paths with the unknown every moment of ever day. […]
It’s been quiet. A no pressure, under the radar, relaxing type of approach since my season ended. And it’s been good. Real good. I believe that any athlete, constantly on the go; travel, training, trying hard, whatever the case, needs a rest…quiet time. You see, when i got home from my last comp of the […]