Thursday, May 5, 2011

Punt Of The Month

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.


  1. Steve I tell you what's motivating-- getting off work at 5, zipping over to the south shore, walking along the tumbled rocks trail, and looking up to each little area and seeing tons of people out bouldering on a Wednesday night. I first wandered around DL alone, with EZ's old guide in 2008. Never saw another soul with a pad on their back. Takes lots of people to make this happen, but you are the architect Mr. Schultz. Bravo. Such a great time to be a DL boulderer. ce

    PS. Dobbe heal up man, Seul Avec Dieu and Orange Roughy await you in 2 weeks!

    PPS. Off to change a poopy diaper. Wish I was kidding.

  2. Eggnuts is old.

    I am happy that Dobbe beat me for punt of the month since i sprained my ankle playing soccer... another soccer injury.

    Oh wait... that happened in May.


  3. Thanks Chris, I really do appreciate the kind words.

    Sweaty, I'm super happy that happened in May. Seems you and I are going head to head this month...

  4. You've got time to redeem yourself for your punts at the lake. I however, will probably just hurt myself again in my match on Sunday...

    Steve your site inspires me everyday to punt harder and harder. Congratulations!

  5. Congrats Dobbe! Eggnuts- your a bad ass!

  6. Just want everyone to know that Sweaty has spent the day taunting me with photo texts of my favorite kind of beer that they stopped selling in Wisconsin. Apparently still available in Illinois. Thanks buddy. Bastard. ce

  7. Congrats to Steve for crushing Tunder Tighs! ce

  8. can it really be called crushing at this point?

    More like, 'congrats to steve for not punting this time and limping up TT.'

    I think that is more fitting. :-)

  9. I agree with sweaty. I didn't crush.... I just didn't punt.

    At least I didn't hurt my ankle kicking a ball sweaty. BTW, you're the current leader for punt of the month...

  10. Ah, I misused your youthful terminology. Not for the first or the last time. :) ce


    if it helps i gave myself 4 new blisters playing in my match yesterday...

  12. man, with folks like you sweaty us other punters don't even have to worry about getting POTM :)

  13. wait, did someone actually dislocate their hip from trying so hard???? NOT PUNT. talk about crossing the line from "Try Hard." Mad props to a fellow Doc still getting out and crushing. Hope I can keep the trend alive. JW (former MSP climber now resident radiologist, aka the gimp)

  14. JP you and I are really just walking in Pete Cleveland's huge footprints. I am humbled and priviledged to be doing so. And to be a part of such a great community. ce