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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...

Reflections 2018 and Looking Forward 2019

Reflections – 2018 Here’s what happened in brief: (TLDR – too long didn’t read) Times were tough. I learned a lot. If everyone who gave in 2018 gives the same amount again in 2019, my expenses will be covered.  I can’t do it without you! I am looking...

Oceania Continental Climbing Championships 2017

Those of you who follow my blog will know that I was quite nervous about going to the Oceania Continental Climbing Championships.  That it signified to me a very early step on my journey to the Olympics; that I was scared of being judged, and of being laughed at.  Not...

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...