Saturday, September 3, 2011

The REI Rockwall

(Picture above is After the climb), (You can click on all pictures for a bigger image)

Did I ever mention I was afraid of heights? No? Maybe I should of mentioned that before.

Needless to say, I did NOT climb to the top. That SUCKER IS HIGH! 65 feet! Jake made it to the top, and Brett made it to the top, TWICE. ( he went first , and last ) Alec made it about 3/4 of the way up, and He is afraid of heights as well, so he was thrilled to get as high as he did. When I was standing in front of it looking at it,I knew I wouldnt get far up there. I was sick to my stomach . lol I just kind of freaked out ( inside) when I didnt like the next placement for my footing, and I said I was done. Funny, the coming down was fun , which was what I really feared, and the going up was tough. if I just had to look up, I would have been fine, but having to look down to place my footing really threw me off.

The Boys were amazing. Brett was amazing with it, He climbed it twice , his first climb there wasnt a bell to ring, so after Jake rang the bell, Brett wanted to see how fast he could get up to ring it to, so she let him go up again without charging. ( I think cause he was so good the first time, she knew he would be easy and fast) . Jake was great, he had to pause for a bit cause he got a cramp in a not so cool spot, but after that he was fine and just kept going up.

The next 3 pictures are the boys in order. Alec, Brett, Jake:

And while it was not the finish that I wanted, it was still an amazing thing to do with the boys. At one point on my way up, I heard Alec say to his brothers " Two years ago she never would have been able to do this" That brings tears to my eyes as I type, and makes my heart happy. I love them, and the amazing , fit life that I have and share with them all.

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