It’s finally here! A whole week off from school! I’m so psyched to forget about work and papers and to be able to focus on my climbing. Sometimes I think my busy life helps my climbing because I’m used to always going, but I think at the moment this week to just sleep, eat, climb could not have come at a better time. Throughout my years of training, I've often found that the breaks are just as important as the actual training. Breaks help the body to relax, but also give the mind some time to recuperate and prepare itself to push the body again. Sometimes the most rewarding days are the days you do virtually nothing. Don't get me wrong, there’s nothing more calming to me than a couple of laps on a long, hard route, but the occasional holiday is something I just can't go without, physically or mentally.
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