Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Back to the walls! Ofie Cruz and I have been friends for many years. Whether running, weight lifting, trail running, hiking or climbing ... we have spent many great hours together. She has taught me perseverance, tenacity and most importantly, how not to be sore after hours of running and weight lifting!!! She was with me the entire 26.2 miles of my first marathon.
One of the sports she has introduced me to is rock climbing. We spent several hours Saturday climbing at Stonehenge in Modesto, resulting in sore shoulders for both of us. But well worth it!! I'm ready to climb in this picture and she is set up to belay me. You actually free climb the wall, with the belayer taking up the slack as you climb. Should I fall, Ofie can stop my descent with the gear attached to her harness.