Weekly Win - 4
Hey! Hope you had a good week. Here in Vancouver, it hasn’t stopped raining for what seems like months but it’s been snowing like crazy on the mountains. This is great news for the snowpack which feeds our water reservoir for the summer. The weather has been so crazy they even opened the Grouse Grind for a few days due to low snow and ice on the trail. In all the years I’ve been aware of the Grind, I don’t think I’ve ever seen it open in the winter. Crazy Weather!! It’s closed again though as they’ve received a ton of snow in the past few days.
Here are a few keys wins from my week. Enjoy!
Monday afternoon, I booked myself off early from the clinic and decided to head over to The North Shore Hive for some solo climbing. I would normally wait until I had someone to go with but my regular partner, my daughter, was at school so I didn’t have much of an option if I wanted to get some time on the wall. So off I went. It was a great experience. Sure, it’s fun to have a friend to hang out with in between climbs but it was nice to be able to focus on my own boulder project. I'll definitely make a habit of going more often so if you see me, come and say HI!
Thursday evening was the first session of a Personal Development (PD) class I signed up for at an acting studio in Vancouver. Acting for the Supernaturally Shy at Actorium uses the Meisner Technique which teaches how to keep a focus on outer objects/people as opposed to internal thoughts and feelings. I have done many different types of PD courses over the years and this is the first I’ve come across that teaches techniques to utilize outer focus instead of trying to figure out why we internalize the way we do. It was eye-opening and I’m looking forward to the remaining three classes. I’ll keep you up-to-date with what I learn.
Alana (my daughter) had a win today at the Provincial SCBC Competition. She’s been dealing with a nagging ankle injury since mid-December and it’s affected her performance at previous competitions. Today, with the aid of ankle taping, she attempted all five boulder problems, relatively pain-free. We are anxiously awaiting the results of finals this afternoon which will determine if she will make it to Nationals. Big THANKS to Brandon Arbour at Cypress Physiotherapy for getting her fixed up enough to compete today and for the lesson on ankle taping.
That’s it for this week. Let me know what your wins for the week are at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll share them next week.
"You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there is no joy in living your whole life on the ground.” Unknown
Have an amazing week!