I'm gonna go ahead and call out a new award, the Non Punt Of The Month. I'm probably only gonna do this once so listen closely.
Life gets in the way of things. It's a fact. We all have work/school/family conflicts and can't go climbing as much as any of us would like to. Weather craps out, schedules don't mix and then all of a sudden you find yourself at the gym totally unpsyched to be there. It's just how it goes.
I'm personally really lucky to be married to a woman that loves climbing and it makes finding time to go a whole lot easier. Our lives are pretty simple when it comes down to it. We've got a few pets, no kids, pretty flexible jobs and are able to go climbing most times. Sometimes it lines up better than others but we can generally make it work.
It's never enough time though. In the end we all find ourselves complaining about how little we're able to go climbing. Boo Hoo, right? Poor us. Schools in the way....(insert crying). Work gets in the way......(insert more crying).
In the end, if you love something enough you make time for it. That's just how it goes. This brings me to Mister Eggsack/balls/nuts/head. For those of you who don't know him Chris is one of the few people around here that regularly manages to inspire me.
While we're all bitching about not having enough time Chris manages to juggle a wife, 2 young kids, a full time job and the impending doom of turning 40 years old later this summer. Through the timing mayhem the must consume his life he manages to get out and climb really hard.
We'll ignore the fact that Jenga is the constant thorn in his side and instead focus on the fact that Chris gives all of us hope for the future. I'm not even trying to be a dick here. Personally it's incredible motivating to see someone absolutely crushing with that much going on in his life. It gives me hope as I age through the seasons that I can at least aspire to be as badass as him when I turn 40.
Now, as for Punt Of The Month, there was some competition. Luckily we had a clear front runner. It only seems fitting that the winner dislocated his hip. In the gym. On a heel hook.
He hates heel hooks.
Oh Dobbe. Old man Dobbe. What a punt. Luke actually heard it pop. Gross.
Anyone who follows this site knows that life punts almost always win out over climbing punts. I'm really looking forward to getting your prizes. Nic got some good ones but I think we can top those.
So congrats Dobbe, YOU are the Punt Of The Month.
5 months ago