Monday, July 9, 2012

Look Ma, No hands!

My first REAL climbing experience ( real= no indoor climbing wall with mats below, haha) came this weekend. Here I am in my friends' harness, perched precariously on the side of the bluff, giving the thumbs up sign,  haha.
My husband is passionate about this sport, and I felt so honored that he wanted to share it with me. I was surprised by how easily I became fascinated by the challenge of  it. It's all about pushing yourself beyond your mental limitations and proving to yourself just how much you can accomplish. On a personal level, I don't think there is anything more rewarding. Challenging myself is what I'm all about!

Our friend Julianne was with us and took these couple photos of me climbing, while my husband belayed me from the ground.  I can honestly say that as far as Marriage Building Moments go, there's no greater exercise in trust than having to lean back over a 36 metre cliff and trust your spouse to lower you safely to the ground. Seriously, as far as seeing trust in action, this is a HUM-DINGER! hahaha! Then I felt honored that he trusted me enough to let me belay him even though it was my first time trying!  (under Julianne's careful instruction, of course)

Here is Julianne, belaying for Joseph's last climb of the day, while I snapped photos. She was a fantastic teacher, very patient and inspiring.  It's her birthday today, Happy Birthday Julianne!

I wished I had a longer zoom lens with me, it would have made for some incredible shots. infortunately this was a close as I zoom in. (I still think he looks incredibly hot from there! haha)

So that wraps up our weekend climbing adventure.
I hope you all were able to get out and enjoy from fresh air at some point over your weekend. If not, make yourself a promise that you'll get out next weekend, and keep your promise. Your health with thank you for it!

Thumbs up from way up there,

1 comment:

  1. I bet you'll be "scampering" up that cliff face before long, probably like a little chipmunk. Haha I bet you'll be like a lil iguana, seems to me you're the build for climbing.

    Thanks for sharing, I think climbing is fascinating. My Mr and I took a whack of photos last summer when we saw some people climbing.

    Hope you're having a terrific week.

    ♥ Barb