At the start of this year I decided to get lean firstly to feel better but also to give me the best chance in Fontainebleau. Looking over the last 9 months it’s interesting to see the difference in my fitness between gym workouts and yoga
Start of the year when I was in the gym twice a week and climbing twice
Just before I stopped the gym and looking super awkward:
Definitely more time however….post yoga and no gym.
It’s kind of amazing that I’m not lifting anything except bodyweight and I’m way more toned, I’m stronger and fitter when I climb and I feel so much better about myself in generally.
I have Sam Fong Brooks to thanks. Sam teaches yoga all over Leeds, I run into him every Tuesday at the Climbing Lab however he has just opened his own studio Leeds Yoga, check it out here . I cannot recommend Sam’s teaching highly enough his classes are always fun, challenging and relaxed for beginners and experienced yogis.
Just wanted to say hello to everyone on a Friday morning. The weather is miserable but it’s watering all our plants. Autumn is coming and bringing warm reds and oranges. Fruit is abundant. It’s the time of year to feel wrapped up in big fleeces and bobble hats, drink dark ale and eat hearty casseroles
Much love x
It’s ages since I’ve put anything in here about climbing which probably has a lot to do with my hectic diary, state of mind and lack of climbing. I was persuaded however to head out to castle naze this weekend.
This is a brilliant little crag, probably with enough routes to keep you going 3 or 4 trips and of all grades from diff to e3 + check the UKC here .
Best thing about this place is the view. A beautiful rolling valley, little hamlets, raptor, farming and great rock.
Nothing was loose, belays were good and the rock lovely and grippy. Good belay stances too and the descent is about 30seconds!
Much love x
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Yeah, from Saturday night…..it’s Monday afternoon. However it was worth it, stanage, Matt doing his first leads, and a lot of alcohol. New friends made
Short post. Finally sent this at Shipley Glen. 2 years after first trying it. It’s not the hardest grade I’ve climbed down there but this one has nagged me. Super committing too out. All I’d missed was a faint groove for a right foot. Phew.