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Reflections and Growth

Trying to find my way #BLM

At the start of my December 2019 blog, I started to put into words an aspect of my journey and growth that has been… challenging. SIDE, BUT IMPORTANT, NOTE:  I understand that my struggles aren’t the struggles of BIPOC (Black/Indigenous/People Of Colour). I...
Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions

Photo: Standing atop the podium at the 2017 Oceania Continental Climbing Championships This past weekend marks the dates that the 2020 Oceania Continental Climbing Championships was supposed to have been.  The competition that was to decide my fate for the next six...

World Climbing Championships 2019: Tokyo

In a word: relief.  Relief that I can still perform. Relief that I don’t have to work myself to the bone to achieve (in fact, realising that I CAN’T achieve if I am burnt out). Relief that I am not alone. I arrived in Japan two weeks before the World...

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

“The heavier the burden, the closer our lives come to the earth, the more real and truthful they become. Conversely, the absolute absence of burden causes man to be lighter than air, to soar into heights, take leave of the earth and his earthly being, and become only...

OBN 2019: The process of processing

It’s been two weeks now since Open Boulder Nationals. Many people have come up to me this week, concerned about my wellbeing, considering the very vulnerable blog I wrote about my experience. Last week was a scheduled training break and I took full advantage of the...

ROAR

In honour of International Women’s Day 2019, this is a blog about the book “Roar: how to match your food and fitness to your female physiology for optimum performance, great health, and a strong, lean, body for life”, by Stacy T. Sims, PhD. I read...

Devastated: 2019 OBN

Devastated. It is such a dramatic word; but I can’t think of a better word to describe how I feel right now. I just got the worst result compared to expectations of my climbing career, at a time when I am supposed to be exceeding my achievements of the past. How can I...

Create Your Own Reality

I have just finished my first Bouldering World Cup in four years. The standard of the climbers, and of the setting has gotten higher and so I am proud to feel like I am “keeping up”. Instead of the a debrief of the competition, I decided to write this blog on a new...