Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Does This Rock Climbing Wall Make My Butt Look Big?

(Don't answer that.) In our continued quest for fun and adventure, my friend Nikki and I went indoor rock climbing. The climbing place was airport hangar-y and filled with climbing walls. Classic rock played loudly and as we got ready we heard both Stairway to Heaven and Freebird so that seemed like a good omen. We put on our borrowed climbing shoes and our instructor, Kevin strapped us into our harnesses. And then? We climbed up the walls. Straight up. Just when we thought we couldn't make it to the top, Kevin would talk us into going up farther than we knew we could.

We climbed for an hour and then we climbed a wall blindfolded. You heard me. Climbing was all-consuming, no way could I think of anything but where to put my foot next. It was more aerobic than I had anticipated: I was out of breath each time I got to the top of a wall. I worked up a sweat. Nikki and I were both sore all over before we even finished.

And it was fun, you guys. Mission accomplished.

We're trying to figure out what's next. Any ideas?


  1. First Contra Dancing, now this! You go on with your bad self. I'll be on the sidelines with a cocktail, cheering you on.

  2. That's what Ella does for two hours a night, three nights a week. She's 12 and has muscles you wouldn't believe.

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    1. Thanks. It's the day after and I can't lift my arms. Awesome! xo

  4. This is so cool - and it really does look fun.

    Have you and your petite bottom ridden the Palm Springs Tram yet? I know it sounds kind of lame and pedestrian, but it's actually a very dramatic and tummy-tingling experience. Plus, you can hike around at the top of the mountain. Just a suggestion! (It's one of my favorite things.)

    I think it's so great you're on a fun safari.


  5. I myself would be wanting a massage. But that's just me.

  6. Blindfolded??? So adventurous! I'd love to try it. Well, not blindfolded.

  7. Fun! How about the trapeze class at the Santa Monica Pier? Channel Islands kayaking?

  8. I love going to those Bring Your Own Drink painting classes. You bring a bottle of wine and learn to paint a nice picture. Its easy, only takes one evening, and its good girl time.

    Also, pottery classes are great!

    For more outdoors fun, try stand-up-paddle boarding. Its a lot easier than it looks but still a nice steady workout.

    Check groupon/livingsocial for deals.

  9. Come up here and go kayaking with me! Plus, otters.

  10. Drinking margaritas while doing calf-raises? Or kayaking. Either/or.

  11. So bad ass!! Oh, sorry. So bad bottom! :P

  12. Archery.. Always wanted to try that..

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