Wednesday, May 05, 2010

There's life in this old body yet!

A few weeks ago I made a vow to stop experiencing life from the sidelines.  To stop being the mum sitting watching my son do fun things, and to join in where possible. 

I put it to the test today - Billy went indoor rock-climbing as an organised homeschool activity, and I joined in!  And I'm quite chuffed to say I made it to the top of the wall 3 times on the easiest paths, and made it about 3/4 of the way on a harder overhang section.  It was tough but fun!! 

I'll probably feel it tomorrow though - the muscles are starting to tighten up :)

12 comments:

Tricia said...

Sounds like you had a great time!Tom's keen for me to join him at Archery, so does this mean that you'll be joining in on that too?

Kez said...

Gae's trying to convince me to try archery - I've told her to keep working on me :) I will give it a go at some stage - I might pick a day when there's not many kids so I don't hold them all up!

Its funny, Billy was so happy and excited when I said I was doing the rock climbing!

Renelle said...

I'd love to have a go one day when Dd is a bit older. DS would like to go again. Good on you for having a go - is it a bird, is it a plane...no no it's S U P E R M U M!!

jugglingpaynes said...

Hope you had a chance to stretch and take a hot shower! I would love to try rock climbing, but I have to overcome some fear issues first. Something about being up high and against a wall and relying on someone handling safety lines freaks me out. :o)

Archery is fun. It's a great workout for the arms.

Peace and Laughter,
Cristina

Five Bears A-Blogging said...

Congrats! A couple of years ago our homeschool group went tree climbing (with ropes and harnesses), and I was the only mom to go up. It was awesome, and well worth a little day-after soreness. Keep it up! - Mo

Risa said...

Yay for you! Awesome! Rock climbing is not my thing (I've tried it, but have vertigo like you wouldn't believe) but I have also tried archery and LOVED it. Give it a go!

mum+dad=akira and linkin and elijah said...

Awesome!!
Hope you aren't feeling it too much today.
How great that B was so excited to be sharing this "learning thing" with his mum.
See you Friday?

Kez said...

Thanks everyone - I'm a bit sore today but still feeling great. Its amazing how achieving something like that can have such a big difference on your outlook and self-esteem.

Marissa - we won't be there this Friday, I'm staying closer to home this week. See you next time I hope!

libby said...

Way to go Kerrie. That is awesome. My girls and Kevin all climb but I haven't given it a go - don't want everyone watching my big butt go up the wall :-).

Libby

Korina said...

Fantastic - good on you.
I'm sure the soreness will be worth it.... photos?

Kez said...

Nah, I couldn't take photos and climb at the same time ;)

3anklebiters said...

offer the camera to Billy! ;)