Hey there Nina. How many grams of protein do you consume in a day? Also, would love to see more videos of you climbing -- I'm 5'2" myself and I don't always find it easy to learn tips from tall climbers! Ha ha ha. I only started a few months ago but I am real stoked on it!
Hey there! I actually don’t have a super strict diet so I couldn’t pinpoint how many grams of protein/day I eat. Food is a pleasure for me and I feel that as long as I’m eating healthy and feeling good then I’m doing something right. I eat a lot of chicken and fish, and red meat maybe once a week. Or more sometimes… I really like red meat :P
I’m glad you’re psyched! It’s hard being a short climber but it comes in handy for those scrunchy-bunchy moves. I’ve found that working on dynamic movement can make up for lack-of-height a lot.
Will eyeing the crimps on Kill By Numbers in Joe’s Valley, UT.
Two peas in a pod. Good times at Joe’s, despite the lack of climbing :)
Oh hey Gunks! Only spent one sweltering day there about four years ago, didn’t send this classic climb (The Buddha) but looking forward to returning someday.
We goin to JOES VALLEY!! Woohoo! Missed out last season, gonna freeze our butts off but I have a new sleeping bag and lots of psych so it’s gonna be awesome ^____^ I’ve been looking forward to hanging out in the desert for awhile. Sandstone here we come!!
*msg cont'd. Growing up I wasn't able to reach my full potential with sports due to family illness, poverty, etc.. but now, I'm a 21 year old girl whose ready to give a goal all its got. My goal is to reach a level of climbing that enables my success in competitions. My question then is, if you were 21 yr old girl in love with climbing, completing grades up to V9s, but have little to no funds for a trainer/coach, what would you do to fulfill your goals? I'd love your advice!
Hey there! I didn’t get the first part of your message but email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would love to talk further and help out if I can.
Soloing shenanigans on the 2nd flatiron today with Courtney ^_^ kneebars on slab, woohoo!! Can’t wait to do this again!
During the AORE conference today I was talking to a student about how I got started as an athlete; how I was sick of being indecisive about college so I moved to Colorado to pursue climbing and he looks at me and asks, “So how did you just, like… leave? How did you know you would move to Colorado and be successful?”
At the time I pulled a list of reasons off the top of my head; experience, building a reputation in NE over a period of years, going to trade shows, etc…
But really? I didn’t know. His question struck me later on because it didn’t matter if I knew whether I would be successful or not… I just knew what I loved so I followed it. It struck me also because this is a message I so badly want to spread (not necessarily leaving college per say, but the realization of passion and the drive to pursue it). This is why I want to get involved in the community; college, climbing, or otherwise. It is such a simple concept but at the same time it can be complex, uncertain, scary, and full of doubt. Do What You Love… so cliche I almost barfed and deleted it because of its painful overuse.
Yet it is so true.
This is why I want to connect with people. This is why I care, and why I’m an athlete; because I love it and I want you to love whatever you’re doing. Chase what you want and make it happen, not wondering whether you’ll succeed or not but knowing what it is that makes you happy. You will learn details along the way, and there will be bumps; but keep the goal in mind and “success,” whatever that is for you, will follow.
If you’re at the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) Conference in Baltimore this weekend, stop by the Adidas booth and I’ll give you a 65% pro-code if you mention this post!
I was also considering dropping by Earth Treks in Rockville if any fellow tumblr’s are in the area. Haven’t climbed in a week + getting over the flu so I might continue that trend but we’ll see.
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