Yesterday was my "rest" day. I didn't do any cardio and I didn't do 30DS. I did however go rock climbing with my sister!
I climbed up a rock wall once before and I hated it! My stubby little limbs couldn't reach anything and I was scared of heights and I got tired really easily. With this as my memory of rock climbing, I was not looking forward to it. I wanted to support my sister though so I went anyway.
There are different types of rock climbing: top rope and bouldering. We did bouldering- which is where you aren't hooked up to a rope or anything. You just hop on to the wall and start climbing up! The highest you could climb was about 20ft. If you fell there were thick mats that you could fall on.
The first climb I did was not so great. I was scared and awkward and I didn't have any fun! But I kept trying it, and after 20 minutes or so I started to get the hang of it. By the end I was really enjoying myself! We climbed for an hour and my arms were pretty tired.
The part I enjoyed the most was when I was able to climb all the way up to the top and use my strength to help me do it. At one point I climbed up the wall and held on to two holds and then let go of my legs and dangled off the side of an overhang! Pretty thrilling! I definitely felt that the working out I've been doing allowed me to have the strength and endurance to try this new activity.
My hands are a little calloused and my forearms are sore today, but I would definitely go bouldering again!
Posted on 3/05/2012 by Silvercivic