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Troy, MT
Mar 11, 2011 - 03:00pm PT
Thanks Kate. I've been having a pretty tough time about it lately. I understand that he had to go, and I'm ok with dying, I mean, I understand it's part of the process, but aside from that, I miss him the same as if he'd gone on a year long trip and I hadn't seen him in that time, you know? I just really miss him. But, I did get to show him western Montana! When he got sick, but he could still kinda walk, I got us all some plane tix to spokane, we rented a car and drove over for a week. Went to a bunch of lakes and rivers, hung out with my lady's family, and he got to meet them all. That was really important to me.

One thing I'm gonna do, is mix up some of his ashes with some of my ink, and give myself a tattoo of Orion over my heart. My dad's concrete and construction company were called Orion, cause' he was a hunter like my dad, and my dad was an amateur astronomer. Before he passed, he gave me his 14 inch Meade schmidt-cassegrain. I was in a star club with him when I was a kid, and used to make summer roadtrips to observatories like the one in Flagstaff, but it's been a long time since I was stargazing. I look forward to setting that thing up in Western Montana! Mariposa didn't have a lot of light pollution, but Troy is gonna be RAD!

But to get back on topic (I apologize), we who are able have to get out there and kick some ass! Too, too soon, we're gonna be old, sitting on park benches, and some whippersnapper is gonna whiz by on a bike, or run by on foot, and we're gonna wish that all those days we wasted were instead spent going like a maniac. Cause that's all we got. A few short years to kick ass.

Mar 11, 2011 - 03:11pm PT
I know what you mean. . . missing a parent after they sever their link with this mortal coil is trippy. It took me years to not wanna pick up the phone and call my dad after I'd done something RAD. He was fully into my TomBoyishness. . . and he fully sponsored some of my finest excursions! And, when my mom left, it took just as long to stop "almost buying" cool stuff I'd find that I knew she loved. . . silly stuff, like neat socks and fancy mustards.

Thank goodness we have the capacity to remember.



P.S. I LOVE the ashes and ink thing!


Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Mar 11, 2011 - 03:38pm PT
Wildone, you're dad was lucky to have such a committed son, and you must have been lucky to have a dad that inspired that commitment from you.

Done With Tobacco
Mar 11, 2011 - 03:43pm PT
I'm checking in...

....with jenny craig!

Need to bust 10 pounds and get myself back to my fit 5'10'', 160lbs natural self.

Trail running is something that I love, but with no MCL in one knee and no ACL in the other, it hurts these days.

Thanks for the guilt trip, all!

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Mar 11, 2011 - 03:50pm PT

Gym climber
Mar 11, 2011 - 04:14pm PT
Gym this morning, 40min of stairs and various -ups interspersed in 2 hours bouldering + 2 hours routes.

Social climber
North Vancouver BC
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:28pm PT
3 hour climbing gym sessions 3 times a week during the rainy season and 45min run 2-3 times a week. But for all you 50 + climbers out there, the Mighty Hiker sent me this link about overtraining.

I know of at least two other climbers beside me with heart arrhythmia, two of us were never big running or cardio freaks, but the common factor may be extended periods of maximum heart rate from continuous difficult climbing. Or that sh#t happens and parts wears out as you get old!

Trad climber
boulder, Colorado
Mar 11, 2011 - 05:39pm PT
My philosophy on the subject is "Just do something!" I especially love trail running as an aerobic workout, but don't feel like doing it when its cold and snowy. The gym is also good. Weight training gives you super results, but you gotta do it. I'd rather go climbing.
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Mar 11, 2011 - 07:51pm PT
Hey Steve L, nice to see a fellow Crossfitter posting up. I follow the main site programming 3-4 days a week, and trail running is my main passion so nice thread, Jaybro.
I also follow Crossfit Endurance training for my running so do a speed session with the local affiliate every week. Most of my runs are tempo runs so the HR gets up there and stays there. No more long slow distances for me, doing 100 mile weeks with no time for a life.
I am doing a trail marathon on Sunday and cannot wait to hit the dirt :)

Mar 11, 2011 - 09:51pm PT
Well to those following this thread...I use to work off ladders all day, climb afterward, and weight train after that everyday. I now have a 2 year old (almost). I'm a science teacher now and Dad as stated and we're talking 10% of what I used to do. I'm going to the desert this spring break for four days and I really haven't climbed much more than bouldering since my daughter was conceived. But what I have been doing is throwing my daughter in the baby backpack and huffin' in it up the mesa behind our house as often as weather permits (take 1 and 1/2 hrs round trip). Legs are key to climbing in my opinion and so long as you know how to climb and you got legs and cardio, the rest is easier...

Shout out to climbing parents!


Social climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 11, 2011 - 11:20pm PT
Today I lugged frankies up the mountain. Not by choice, mind you, but it certainly put me into aerobic range. This wet bastard must've been 30 lbs.

Frankies from HELL!!!!
Frankies from HELL!!!!
Credit: Willoughby

Troy, MT
Mar 11, 2011 - 11:31pm PT
I hate that /\ /\.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 11, 2011 - 11:39pm PT
Well, the approach biathalon to both Reed's and 5 & Dime, today didn't really cut it aerobically. Maybe the laps on Stone groove...
Tomorrow is a trailrunning day though. Last Saturday I ran 15 Miles, I don't think I'm going to top that, tomorrow.

Trad climber
the flat water trails...
Mar 12, 2011 - 05:44am PT
Credit: blackbird

30 minutes 2X/week: 28spm/2:00-2:10/500m
30 minutes 2X/week: strength sprints (24-25spm/1:15-1:30/500m) dog would disown me if I cut into any more of her run time!!

Wildone, I agree with eK: the ashes & ink idea sounds nice.

Brandon, may I suggest subbing an erg workout for a trail run?! You might be surprised... AND it's a heck-of-alot easier on the knees than running while still having the ultimate capability of kickin' yo bootayh!


The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Mar 12, 2011 - 06:55am PT
Nice rower setup! I only row as a warmup or when it comes up in a Crossfit workout and whew is it strenuous. Yet there are people who would rather row 5K than run 5K.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2011 - 07:13am PT
Whoa Nellie, nobody expects the spanish inquisition!
so many choices... for reasons I won't go into, I once had to train for a trail marathon on a step machine.

Another time I took a gym leader fall and broke my foot and ankle. This was Dec 18th. I had another trail marathon set for for February 5th. I couldn't take the impact of running, so I did an intensive training program of Skate skiing and rollerblading. It worked, and I successfully ran one of my slowest marathons on one of the fastest courses!

Social climber
Mar 12, 2011 - 07:26am PT

My son and I played tennis two days ago...

It's been about 23yrs since I last played...


Talk about being SORE...

Credit: locker

Thinking about playing a little on a weekly basis...

MUCH more fun than riding my nifty stationary bike...


Who knows?
Mar 12, 2011 - 09:54am PT

Good thread man. I'm in.


Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 12, 2011 - 12:31pm PT
Just back from 3.5 mile 5 finger trail run on a beautiful morning
runs to date in '11 23
114.5 miles

on to pullups, dips and bouldering.

Thanks Quartz, have fun and good luck!

Trad climber
Mar 12, 2011 - 01:42pm PT
i just got back from the store.

now im exhausted.

1st time up & out of the house since the flu got bad.

lance armstrong can bite me.
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