It's been a very active few days for me.
I've spent 3 days in a row training at VE after on-and-off rain forced me to stay inside. It was great- each session was around 3 hours, and I left with shaking and destroyed hands. My climbing partner kept throwing me on harder and harder climbs, until I was working out my sequence on a very technical 5.12c. Once I pieced together how to do the route, I just have to wait for the stars to align, my fingertips to not be purple from multiple tries, and have a really good go at it before I can (hopefully!) send.
I finished my sessions with laps on the bouldering wall, climbing until I couldn't hang on anymore.
After yesterday's climbing session, I headed up to Pike Lake to finish the last two dives of my Open Water Dive Certification!
I had a little bit of trouble when doing my full mask removal and clearing while underwater. My instructor and I were about 15 feet underwater when I had to completely take my mask off, put it back on, and clear it. The cold water rushing on my face mildly freaked me out, and I inhaled a good chunk of Pike Lake up my nose, causing me to race for the surface. Super yuck. Took a couple minutes to sputter and cough it all out. I calmed down, went down again, and did a couple more skills before trying the mask clear again and (thankfully) succeeding. I know learning how to stay calm and clear my mask is super important, especially if I start doing deeper dives where I can't race for the surface, but that was definitely my least favorite part of doing my skills.
Today is more of a rest day for me- only biking down this afternoon to a Yoga Sculpt class at Evolve, which kicked my butt on Monday. Aaaaah, it feels good to push myself again... :)