Rock climbing: Start at the bottomâ€¦
And work your way up!
Stef took me rock climbing at her gym. She climbs 6 to 7 days a week for HOURS at a time! As a result, she has developed pretty amazing arm muscles! And met lots of fun peopleâ€¦ like her boyfriend Jack. 🙂
I was very nervous to try rock climbing. I made Stef explain to me 5 different times how sheâ€™s NOT going to drop me, and Iâ€™m NOT going to hurt myself.
Let me tell you â€“ hauling yourself up a 45-foot vertical wall works every single tiny arm muscle. It was a very good strength training workout! For a full body workout, Stef says she does intervals where sheâ€™ll haul butt up the wall a few times, do push up or sit ups in between, and run a mile or so on the treadmill.
Before our climb, we went to a lovely restaurant downtown. I was still pretty full from the blueberry pancakes at brunch, so I just had a light salad with pear and bread.
And a hot tea:
And after the climb, I had a Clif bar. Oh so appropriate! 🙂 And I love this flavor.
A BIG THANKS to my wonderful friends Stef and Jack for hosting me the past two days!
Have you ever rock climbed? Did you think it was scary?? I definitely did!