Monday, May 27, 2013

winter is coming

can't remember such a wet and cold spring...... never more then 1-2dry days in a row... and now it just starts to rain and snow non-stop again....

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

7months pas surgery: rain, snow... more TRAINING to get STRONG again... ;)

a friend sent me that pic from a local newspaper - they are clearing to road to sustenpass... soon (when we may will get more then just two dry days in arow) i will be back at the "highlander"... can't wait... even if i am still far from the power needed for that one... but motivation is everything... ;)

but that weather is just killing it (NOT) this spring, not once more then 2dry days in a row... and now we even get some serious snow... ; (

so i am happy to be newly part of the "PRO-TEAM" at the KLETTERZENTRUM.COM and get some more quality training and getting stronger then ever ;)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

first time on rock again ;)

it was a nice half-day out in the murgstal: everybody ripping; angela coming closer and closer to "painful love, 7C"... (i can't even imagine to hold such little shitty holds...) and ronny is battling down his traverse project... looks super hard and super cool... (and he just went down on the last move two days ago..) ...and aldo was taking nice pics of everybody - thanks aldo!

angela getting super close on the heinous crux-move (you don't really want to pull on that right-hand hold at all!!!)  of "painful love, 7C" .... pic by aldo tonazzi

ronny battling hard for the FA of his RAD 8X-ish project...  pic by aldo tonazzi

and i was first time on rock since 6.5 months .. ;) it was strange to climb on rock again after 2months of just indoor. i felt like a beginner again who was searching for that next red foothold... - and i am still pretty restricted in the moves by my leg... (and the holds were sharp, i had no skin and everywhere this little scrambling black bastardos called: ticks's...) - but it was great fun nevertheless... ;)

month 3 after surgery...

see the difference ;)

month 7 after surgery...
getting some air on my first 7A+ - i can really push on my right leg again (if its not too steep) ... ;) pic by aldo tonazzi

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

half time: 6 months post surgery... slow but steady progress

just had my 6months post surgery appointment with my doc. after checking the newly made mri-picture its clear that everything is on its place, but its also visible that the tendons are still in the healing-process!   so everything is going on like it should be and i am very thankful for that!

my hamstrings 6months ago...
...and the newly attached hamstrings back there where they belong

overall i am doing really good, but i can feel how weak and tight my hamstrings still are. lots of "daily stuff" is just not possible yet, some disconfort here and there.... but nothing against how i was doing before surgery!

i still have quite a journey in front of me. but i am happy that i am now cleared to really step up with training and to go for 100% in the next few weeks. i really lack coordination and speed as well, so we started to work on that in pt....

doing "baby-kicks" at pt to get some speed back in my legs
- it just did not got higher yet with my leg - had to laugh about myself and my "baby-kicks" ... ;)

climbing wise i am doing better and better and i can feel how some power is coming back on the holds (feels great actually!). it looks like the campus and hangboard-training at the climbing-gym really pays off. also angela makes great progress but we both are still far away from a one-arm pull up though... ;) but while climbing i can feel that you quite often need two ok legs, especially when it gets steep. i just can't pull down full weight with my right leg yet... but i am working on that!

slowly getting back in "shape"... ;)

first time ever i did some "real training" like campusing for more then two times in row... it actually even can make fun... - sort of.. ;)

once the weather gets better (horrible spring so far...) i may will make my firsts (easy) steps back on real rock soon. but i have to be careful no not slip on pads and going into splits... so we will see. gym provides much more safety as the ground is flat and not moving when you come down. 3more months and i will be cleared to fully heelhook again... still bit scared when i think for that moment to come... but we are working with exercises in pt on that as well. till then training (2-3times pt and 2-3times climbing) to get ready for the "highlander" in fall...  the "kraft-stoff"-diet will help as well ... ;)

"kraft-stoff" keeps you STRONG - thanx again ingo ;)