Thursday, April 19, 2012

Competition season start... not?

Hello everyone,
some things worth mentioning have come up in the last week even though I've not been rock climbing since that killing spree day in Mišja Peč (hmm need more of that!).
So the coolest of them I think was my prom night despite being a little too formal and fancy and shit for the ordinary rock climbing dust-biting crag dog. I had to put on a suit and get all dressed up, and we danced, ate dinner&cake and drank champagne... but, it was a lot of fun. And we had a great party afterwards. I felt this os one of the things I shouldn't miss out on as it marks the nearing end of my high school years... keeping this fact in mind I think it's needless to say that there was some big words being said about what we are to turn into and how we are to become the foundations of our brighter tomorrow.
On my part, there was a lot of euphoria at the party and a continous wonder and praise to the beauty of my dancer. Here's a photo of us (shit resolution though, sorry)
 Good times!

Now the bad news is that I won't be taking part in the first European Youth Series comp this year in Edinburgh. This was the team coach's decision which is supposed to be based on last year's performance in the EYS. I will not go discussing the details here as I feel I have to obey the authority and also I think changing anything in this case is out of my reach.
What I am pissed about, and will say it is that I think it's very unfair, and I feel let down by the youth team, my motivation for any more comps has just dropped a considerable notch.

On one hand, I am being told how much potential I keep, how I should keep training (well, training for comps) and competing despite the overwhelming amount of strong climbers on my team - and thus maybe leaving out things I desire just as much. Then on the other hand, I don't even get a chance to prove myself. If it was some other time I would maybe accept this without a fuss, but this year I really feel I've put in a lot of work at the gym and also that I am fucking strong (even though I have sent less hard stuff outdoors - in terms of sheer numbers only).
I think what this is leading up to is that at the end of summer, after I'm done with my matura exam, I'm packing my bags and leaving for some distant place with a lot of rocks where things will make better sense.

Anyway, things are looking as promising as always in general. This weekend, it's time for the our own Boulder World Cup in Log-Dragomer. A lot of my friends are competing here and I really, really hope they crush it! I might get a day out on rocks, too!
And also, in regard to the above ranting, even the Youth Climbing team is not as bad as I said - we're going for a short three day rock climbing trip to Tuscany! Wheeooo! Psyched!

Stay tuned for an update on all that! PEACE

p.s. and my brother is coming home for a short while next Wednesday! Should be fun!

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