Progress Report

On Friday I did 20 pushups in a row which is pretty crazy since I didn’t know I could do more than 10 and wasn’t super sure I could even do 10 without being in pain later. But I did it! And Im still sore!

My goal for the past month or so was to start running again, but to be honest I didn’t run even once. In jujitsu we run in circles to warm up so actually I run for a total of about 5Β minutes per week so I think thats good enough. My goal is to run a 5k in under 30 minutes. If I can do that, then I will be able to get more out of jujitsu classes too, so its a win-win.

I have been taking time off from climbing for a few months now, and I think I accomplished what I needed to on that front. Climbing was hard on my shoulder but now that I can do pushups and all I think I’m almost ready to get back to it. Im excited for that, but also nervous. Thats because I’m moving, and so Im going to start bouldering after I move and I intend on somehow making friends that way. I figure worst case I get really good at bouldering if I can’t make friends…

New Year New Shoes

Somehow I ran a mile in under 10 minutes. That felt pretty good.Β Not the running part, but that feeling when I finally beat that goal.Β Now I know that I can. I’ve always had a hard time making progress without someone else pushing me, and I’ve never been okay with that. If I can succeed with someone else pushing me, I should be able to do the same with me pushing me. Because why would I do for someone else what I wouldn’t do for me?

I want to be faster. And so I will be.

Resolutions

  • Climb 5.12
  • Hold a conversation in Korean
  • Find a Jujitsu school I love
  • Run a sub 30 min 5k

I feel like these are ordered by probability, where the top ones are least probable and the bottom ones are hardly goals. Climb 5.12? No way. But maybe…

End of an Era (?)

I am going to graduate on Sunday morning. I’m glad for it. I’ve worked long and hard, and finally its time for me to get back to me. My classes are all finished and I’ve said goodbye to my friends, but it doesn’t feel like goodbye.

It’s strange not knowing when I’ll see these people. Maybe I’ll see them in a few weeks, or maybe I never will. My climbing partner and I are planning a trip to somewhere for January, so at least I’ll have that. All of my plans are still very vague. I’ll move next week, and do some things, six months will pass, and I’ll move again to start work.

I’m grateful for the time off because I have some goals I want to work towards. I want to get back into studying Korean, start drawing again, and improve at climbing/jujitsu/running. I’m a bit bummed because I realized that there is no climbing where I am going. There is one bouldering gym. But I suppose it will be fine. I figure I’ll hit different gyms as I travel to visit family, and in between I’ll just work on strength and flexibility. I’m just very eager to get back to pushing myself! Right now I don’t even know what grade I climb at.

I’m sure I’ll figure it out. All I need is a plan.