I put on a harness y’all. Like one that goes around your legs and waist and attaches to a rope and then you climb high – like high enough to need a rope. It’s a pretty big darn deal for me to get out on a rope seeing as I have an intense fear of falling (I seriously need a one on one month long therapy session with Arno Ilgner). I put in a solid week each year of attempting at varying degrees to get over this fear, but I’m counting it as a win that I’ve now managed to get my harness and rope out of the closet and into a crag twice in the past two weeks. We’ll see how long it lasts this time.
The Climbing Doctor: Having Pelvic Problems?
This article is an oldie that I dug out of my bookmarked archives, but it’s like all aspects of my life came together and morphed into this one beautiful article. Dr. Elizabeth Kotarinos, PT, DPT and Dr. Jared Vagy PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS come together to explain why climbers may experience pelvic pain. i.e. How’s that harness fitting? And if a climber pees in the woods…
Just Start Something: Trail Running
Dirtbag Darling is one of the most visually appealing outdoor blogs around with the sole mission to get women outside. I can definitely get behind that – check this fantastic bit by Amanda Ciesielczyk on what it means (and doesn’t mean) to be a runner.