08:10 | March 13, 2020
I climb a lot nowadays.. 3-4 times a week. Three hours at a time. And it feels like I’m talking about climbing all the time.
I have never felt this strong and healthy in my life. And it doesn’t even feel like I’m exersicing.
Climbing does not only make me stronger, but it makes me incredibly happy and relaxed. I’m not as tired as I used to be on a daily basis.
Climbing does not allow you to think about anything else than what you are doing at that time, you take away your thoughts from work and all that every day stress and anxiety disappears.
I try to challenge myself every session. Even if I don’t make it. I’m trying, and if I’m not trying, I will not get any better.
I also climb because I have control issues, and climbing really helps me with that!
I really love the climbing community, it’s very open and social. You can go there alone and be alone if you like. But if you feel social you can easily find someone to climb with. Find someone who climbs the same problem as you and ask them for tips and tricks. There are people in all ages at the climbing gym, and people are usually very happy to help you!
The climbing gym itself is full of amazing colors, and just being there makes me happy, and inspired!
Also, It’s the only sport I have tried that doesn’t affect my rheumatism in a bad way! Which is weird because I’m using parts of mybody that would usually affect me.. but no. It works absolutely amazing for me and that is the absolute best part! I’m basically never in pain anymore. I haven’t been able to do any sports in years because of my diagnosis, so this a huge thing for me.
And yes.. you’re always bruised somewhere, your hands usually look like shit and your body is almost always sore somewhere, and you can never have long nails, I ruin all my training clothes… but it’s all worth it.
I think it’s a sport you either love or hate. I fell in love from the first second. I knew from first second that this was something that I was supposed to do for a long time! And it’s such an important part of my life now 🙂 it’s a passion for sure!
Do I have any fellow climbers in here? why do you climb?
Or is there any other thing that is important in your life in a similar way?