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End of 2016, looking forward to 2017..

End of 2016, looking forward to 2017..

So, the end of the year is here. What have I achieved? Good and Bad Lots of training for improving my 5k time to beat 20min 5k, which then I didn’t actually really try in the end Another fabulous Embrace Sports running holiday A brand new 10k PB thanks to the 5k training Trying out the Round Sheffield Run for the first time which turned out to be bloody brilliant fun Picking up some sort of lingering ankle injury from…

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2015 so far…

2015 so far…

So, what’s been going on with my climbing and running in 2015? Back Problems I’ve had a back problem bothering me for much of this year so far. After period of being hunched over a laptop for a good while working on photos back in August/September last year, my back had been bothering me, and it all kind of came to a head in Feburary this year. After a consultation with an osteopath, I was advised to lay off the…

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Year Round Up and Next Year

Year Round Up and Next Year

So, how has 2014 been for my climbing? Mostly pretty lousy to be honest, but if you read my last post, I’ve explained all that! However, on the bright side, I’ve got myself in decent running shape, and I’m ending the year carefully getting back on the Bouldering wagon. So, on the running. For the past few months I’ve attempting to be improving my 5k time, (I.e. I really want a sub 20 min 5k!) and I’ve been following an…

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Getting back on the Wagon

Getting back on the Wagon

So, it’s another of those “I fell off the Wagon, I’m getting back on” posts. Except it isn’t really, I think. I dunno. I broke my thumb, which kinda messed stuff up a bit, but still went to Font and climbed with it. When I got back, work was really busy, and I just couldn’t get straight back into it… So, here I am, not quite in shape, getting frustrated at not being able to climb stuff that should be…

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A critical error has occurred: Operation Fail.

A critical error has occurred: Operation Fail.

I’ve been meaning to post in here for ages.  I’ve been doing quite a bit of climbing recently, bouldering twice a week and getting back on the leading band wagon.  Frankly, it’s been great.   Even better, I’ve booked another climbing holiday:  10 days out bouldering again in Fontainebleau taking advantage of the long Easter weekend and that random wedding thing. It’s getting close to the end of the financial year and I had 8 days of holiday to take, so…

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Back from the dead.

Back from the dead.

About 6 months ago I accidently dropped the database behind this site (and quite a few others).  Doh.  Poof.  It all disappeared.  I shrugged, tried to remember the last time I posted and decided not to try and fix it. Today it occurred to me that I could actually recover most of this as I’d been using a cross poster to post all the entries to the twinned livejournal account I have.  So this evening I fixed it..  kinda! Some…

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Outdoors in the Sun!

Outdoors in the Sun!

Been getting loads more climbing outdoors this year so far. Great fun! More info later (hopefully!) but if you want to see what I’ve been working on, check my ukclimbing log Oh yes…. I’M GOING TO FONT NEXT WEEK! Bit of a short notice holiday, but hell, why not! If you know ANYTHING that might be helpful, add it as a comment to the Fontainebleau planning page. *squee!*

Oops.

Oops.

I seem to have entirely failed to keep my blog up to date. Ah well! I’m not going to recount all I’ve missed, that might take too long. Instead I’ll continue as I was going…. TARGETS! I’ve decided my targets for 09: 1) Lead a 7b. Ouch. I’ve managed a couple of 7a’s in the past year, and they’ve remained hard, but I’ve not been able to push harder than that. I really need to work on pushing through this…

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