Maybe it’s because Colorado is experiencing some freakish weather right now.
Maybe it’s because I’m ashamed that I haven’t learned to rock climb yet.
Maybe it’s because I climbed the mountain in this video too long ago (not even 2 years!) and that was without being on the constant verge of a 1000 ft vertical drop.
For whatever reason, I’m obsessed with this gem of a clip about a female rock climber named Steph Davis. I think I’ve played it at least 10 times now:
Watch it. You’ll get dizzy, but it’ll be great. Trust me.
The Youtube channel it’s on is chock full of amazing feats of outdoor adventurers. I think it was just what I needed for a little kick in the butt to start the week!
On this manic Monday, I started with the (really) lazy girl’s version of overnight oats: about-an-hour oats
Meaning that I mixed these together, walked to my hour of student teaching at the high school, and then devoured them on the way back to campus. Not too shabby!
But as I arrived on campus, my mind (body? same thing) realized how early I had gotten up, and wanted caffeine.
I’ll say one thing: coffee is a powerful, powerful force.
I stayed awake through class, but my heart would.not.stop.thumping afterwards. Can’t complain, though; I wasn’t really hungry, so I got ahead on some of the night’s reading and ended up munching a red bell pepper for lunch:
Know what else is a powerful thing? Planning ahead. I knew I’d be starving after ballet and gym, so I pressed and marinated a block of tofu in balsamic vinegar & garlic powder before I left, popped the pieces in a 375 degree oven when I got home at 5:15, and took them out in time for 6:00 dance rehearsal in the form of a beautiful, fulfilling salad.
Now my reading’s all done, and it’s not even 9 pm yet. I could get used to this😉
It’s no free-soloing the Diamond face of Longs Peak, but it’s been a day of achievement.