We all know what failure feels like, and we wish it would just leave us alone. Sometimes the feeling lingers, and it’s hard to cope with not living up to certain standards we have established for ourselves. We’ve all been there girl, don’t worry. If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing then that’s a whole other story. Fortunately, I’m reaching out to those of you who love what you’re doing, but are really not sure how to pull yourself out of a lull
Following ‘touristy’ training week part one, training week part two provided much more climbing enjoyment! Maybe too much actually – I kind of got excited with so many new and familiar climbing gyms within a decent radius. In hindsight, cross-training would have been a good idea but climbing was on the brain so climb is what I did. It was all leading up to Toronto, so even though it was a lot of climbing it made all the difference with getting out the new gym jitters.
When the Tour de Bloc and CEC competition schedule came out in October-ish, Seb and I saw an opportunity to spend a week training in Kingston between two consecutive weekends of central comps. The two comps were to be the FQME championships (this past Saturday) in Montreal and the CEC National Series competition in Toronto the following weekend
Although the essentials remain the same from person to person, I enjoy that everyone packs somewhat differently. Some people over pack, and some people really only bring the basics. Along with the lists, I’ve asked a few climber friends to show you what they pack when they go on a climbing trip.