Wednesday, July 31, 2013

 Today after climbing, I went to the beach for dinner with my friends and the carnival after with my brother. A lot of stuff! At the carnival my brother and I won a lot of stuffed animals! It was the perfect way to spend a summer day.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I loved this book. It was really sad but great. I need to read some happy books now.

Monday, July 29, 2013

 Today was my first day running after a long break due to tendinitis in my knee. It went well!! Thank goodness!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

 On the rope course in Vermont. It was very fun! We went on zip lines and a lot of other stuff.

Friday, July 26, 2013

 Off to Vermont for a trip and saying good bye to my little guinea pig, Alastor.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

  I almost got this V6 today. I got to the last move.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

 Today after climbing I read The Endless Steppe. It was very good! It is about a young Polish girl who is arrested by the Russians during World War II and is sent to a village in Siberia where they have to harvest potatoes to survive. It was a sad book but good.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

 I got to play miniature golf with my family. I came in last like I always do but it was fun! The picture above is me jumping up because I made that hole in two shots.

Friday, July 19, 2013

 Working on a 5.12 on the lead wall at the climbing gym. I almost got it clean (no falls).
 After climbing today I read Number The Stars. It was a very sad book but very exciting. It was hard to put the book down once I started reading it. Number The Stars is about a girl who lives in Denmark during World War II. I thought it was a well written book and I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't read it.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Today I went blueberry picking. It was very tasty but HOT! 
I just read First Boy. I ended up liking it at the end but it was a very slow starter. It is about a boy who lives on a farm and ends up meeting the president though mysterious circumstances.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Today I made Black Bean Brownies with hemp seeds, chia seeds and spirulina. The recipe originally came from Chocolate Covered Katie, I just added the extra stuff. It was really good!!! I can't believe I got away with adding spirulina! I couldn't taste it at all. Spirulina is a blue-green algae which is very good for competitive athletes. I recover faster than I used to now that I am taking spirulina. It is very healthy but it tastes very bad.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

This is me trying to jump across the river. It didn't end well.
Today I went on a hike with my family. I thought this tree was really cool.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Beautiful flowers from my coach. 
Thank you Alan!!!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I got back to training today. I am concentrating on bouldering which I haven't done in several months. It was a hard practice.
 When I got home, I observed that Matilda was twice as big as she was when I left her. She is still as adorable as she was when she was little.

Monday, July 8, 2013

 I am back home. On the plane, I read this great book! Much Ado About Anne is a Mother-Daughter Book Club book talking about the book Anne of of Green Gables. I really enjoyed Anne of Green Gables so this book was a lot of fun to read.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

I came in third place at nationals!!! The climb was very hard. I am so excited that I got third!!!!
Me with Chelsea Rude at nationals!! She is a professional climber and and an extremely nice person.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Today I got in 9th place so I am advancing to the finals!! Today's climb was very hard. There were a lot of balancing moves.

Friday, July 5, 2013

 After Nationals we went to Stone Mountain. The mountain has Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis carved into it.
I got in 12th place today at Nationals so I qualifed for tomorrow which is semi-finals!! The climb was very hard but fun! 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

After Nationals, we visited the CNN studio. It was very interesting to see how they make the news.
I completed today's climb at Nationals! Tomorrow is qualifying round 2. Today's climb wasn't too bad but I think tomorrow's climb is going to be much harder.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

 We are in Atlanta right now and it is cold and rainy so the fire is the best!! Tomorrow is Nationals. I can't wait!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

We were fostering some kittens but we have decided to keep one. Her name is Matilda and she is very friendly. She loves pouncing on stuff as well as exploring. She loves feet too. She comes up to me and starts rolling around on my feet! I love Matilda and I am very happy that we are keeping her!

Monday, July 1, 2013

I just made fresh ravioli with my brother, Justin. It came out so good!!!

Today was my last day of training before Nationals. It was really fun.