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This is the End

So it is done. I have made my decision. For better or worse. It is done. I am not going to continue with my Olympic bid.

Decisions, Decisions

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 months. The event that would tell me if my Olympic dream was over, or pushing onto an even bigger stage.  But it was not to be. Continentals was postponed, followed by the Olympics. At this point there is no certainty on how and when Olympic qualification will take place.

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...

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...