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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...

Gratitude

I will share a debrief of my recent Oceania competition soon, but first I wanted to share my second Vlog.  Thank you for watching!...

Trying something new…

It’s taken me a week and a half to build up the courage to post this.  Here is my first attempt at a Video Blog. 🙂  Please persevere with the clip – it takes me a bit to get into it, but you’ll see some real vulnerability.  Also apologies for the...

Setbacks already

My first big goal on this journey is actually a reconnaissance mission to the Oceania Continental Championships.  It will be one of the qualifying competitions for Olympic selection in 2019 and as it’s only held once every two years, this will be my only chance...