Saturday, June 5, 2010

Are You A Hustler?

Me: I feel like I'm really getting my butt kicked today.

Patti: That's strange; I usually feel it in my arms.
Har dee har har...My belay partner has such comic timing...

The butt-kicking and tender hands are courtesy of some routes that I have not been able to ascend or have not tried at all. I am so done right now. After I got down from Festival of Britain and Somebody Done Told You Wrong, I told Patti that I didn't know how she did it. I never found the technique, balance or solid *ground* to ascend those routes with continuity.

Route Tally:

  • Sponge Bob, 5.7

  • Bright Idea, 5.8

  • Hallelujah, 5.8

  • Let's Talk of Spaceship, 5.8

  • Rainbow Bright, 5.8

  • Chag, 5.9/5.8

  • Beware of Bats, 5.9

  • Festival of Britain, 5.9 (Can you say barn door and rainbow climbing ?)

  • Somebody Done Told You Wrong, 5.9 (take after take got me up the route)

  • There was this trio of women who took Rock Climbing 101; they squealed and giggled almost the entire time they were there...

    Okay, who saw the women's French Open? I don't watch much tennis but that was one of the most exciting tennis matches that I've ever witnessed. I immediately noticed Samantha Stosur's body. She has bulging biceps and thighs and her body has this completely symmetrical aspect to it. Then, I looked at Francesca Schiavone's body and her biceps and thighs are athletic but not as pumped as Stosur's. One of the commentators was saying how Stosur's body could be an intimidation factor for other opponents.

    The match was tightly contested and, at one point, one of the commentators said that Schiavone was a hustler. He was right. That woman was sliding all over the court and, passionately, giving it her all. It was a joy to watch her play and, in many ways, I do think she out-hustled Stosur.

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    Are you hustling during your workouts and are you having fun?

    Congratulations, big time, to Francesca Schiavone, the first Italian, oldest woman (at 29) and first non-top 10 seed, to win the French Open.


    1. I think I do. I know I get a look on my face - sort of a combination of don't eff with me and determination.

    2. If you think you do, then you are. :) I know a lot of instructors (DVD or otherwise) say that it's all about intention.

      Keep up the good work...