Sunday, February 27, 2011

The gods, they do not smile...

So. I might hae spoken too soon about no news being good news. While training at the Chicken Cave a few days back I tweaked the Medial Collateral Ligament in my right knee (I hurt the lateral colateral ligament in my left knee last year in Vietnam).
It isnt terrible and I should be back to form within a few weeks. BUT, on top of that I just spent the last few days house bound being as sick as I have ever been. A throat infection, the worst fever and sweats I have ever had, muscle aches, the works... so so so sick. But after 3 days of it it seems to have broken and I am on the mend again.
So hopefully within a week I will be back on the rock and back into it at full tilt!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

No news is good news

So it's been a bit quiet on the blogging front, sorry about that folks. But a lack of news doesnt mean that nothing is happening. Quite to the contrary.
The weather here in Yangshuo whilst still being a bit dreary is starting to clear up a little and its not as cold any more so its a sure sign that spring is on the way (that and that today is the last day of the Spring Festival here in China).
My good mate Jimmy and I have been knuckling down into our training regime that we have put together and are getting fit for our respective spring season goals. His is to climb 5.12 again after a long break from climbing and mine being to try and send my Fuli project 'One Day As A Lion'.
So it's training, training training. Bouldering at the wall in town, endless laps at the crags, cycling, running, yoga and generally getting into it!
Other than training I have been working most nights at my job here managing Bar 98, an Australian bar here in town. I have also had my bday and turned... well... older. We had Chinese New Year and welcomed in the year of the Rabbit. Lots is going on... but the spring is on the horizon so it's only just beginning!!!