Life is good.

30th Aug 2007

Lots of exciting news to report. I found out last week that I’ve been selected to represent the UK at an outdoor competition in China. I’ve always found China a very intriguing place and am really psyched that I am finally going to see it. I don’t know much about the competition itself or why they are holding it but it will be held on rock. I’ve never been that comfortable with comps on rock but I suppose it will be a new experience and interesting to see how it works. There are only going to be 35 competitors, so it should be a fun small group of people to get to know.

Small downside is that I have only got 5 days over there, pretty crazy really, jetting off to China for 5 days and not great for the environment, hey ho!

I would love to stay a bit longer but couldn’t really work it logistically.

The other downside is that I haven’t been climbing much recently. So I’m not too hopeful about my result in this comp but I just have to accept that I didn’t prepare for this (as I only found out about a week ago that it was happening) and you can’t do well all the time. I’m just going to look on it as a lifetime experience.

My other piece of good news is that I have got a job. Not a strange concept to most people but to me it is.

I’m pleased about it though and it feels like a good time to do it. I will be the new competitions officer for the BMC on a part time basis.

It is based on working three days a week but I will be able to do some from home and also will still have time to climb and carry on with my coaching. So a change of lifestyle but all in all, pretty good really.