Today I felt like sleeping late but I had to get up. At 8.30 AM my alarm went off and I fixed breakfast. The weather wasn’t good today however the weather in The Netherlands was way better. Anyway, I am having breakfast and it is the same as yesterday. Toast with ham, yogurt with muesli and I get myself some juice. I pour a full glass of juice because it contains vitamin c and that’s good for my body.

Our planning is being adjusted day by day. It is raining and therefore we can’t climb outdoors. We are heading off to Climbing Works to climb indoors.

Coach Wally shares us that we are conducting a competition simulation. Meanwhile we can warm up and he will make up 4 competition boulders for the men’s and women’s.

Before we start the competition, coach Wally mentions that we will be recorded. I have to pick a boulder and visualize it over and over. In the corner of my eye I spot a tripod with a video cam. Suddenly I see Freddie grabbing his iphone out of his pocket and Channah is pulling out her camera as well. They are recording us and tonight we will analyze it. It were 4 fun boulders and I have the feeling that I had a good training.

On our way home, we make a stop at Curry’s, an electronics shop. Coach Wally forgot his AV cable to hook up the cam on the tv. Freddie runs into an xbox and starts playing. Casper and Nikki found themselves a foot massage machine and put their hands on it. I walk through this ship and get myself a nice computer game. The Euro has nice advantages so it is cheaper. Eventually coach Wally didn’t find what he wanted to have and we are heading off home to eat lunch.

After lunch coach Wally asks us if we still have energy to climb. Nikki, Vera, Channah and me are raising our hands. We decide to go to Climbing Works again for another training session. I change my clothes and start warming up. Fred isn’t climbing and starts to coach me. He picks boulders and tells me to climb it. At each boulder he looks strict at me. It motivates me if someone is keeping me sharp. I see Nikki training and doing series on the wall. I tell Fred that I quit and join Nikki with series. He says okay, turns around and walks away.
I join Nikki and climb a few series on the wall. I am getting tired and have to catch up. It feels good, finally feels like lead climbing!

In the evening Casper and Michiel fixed dinner for everyone. We had pasta with salmon, spinach with cream sauce for dinner. I enjoyed it. Nikki fixed us another surprise, she made fruit salad for us.

After dinner it was up to me to fix the recorded images from the camera. I managed to hook up the camera and installed some drivers on my notebook. I succeeded and we analyzed the videos from my notebook. Channah also showed us the videos from her camera on her notebook. And then Freddie hooked up his iphone on the tv. We saw ourselves climbing and that was quite interesting.

It was a long day. I feel empty. Everyone is busy at the moment. Freddie is playing on his psp, Michiel watching some movies, Nicky is chatting on skype, Casper is playing with his iphone, Channah was already sleeping, Nikki, Wally, Vera and Marjolein were in another room. I am in our living room and try to finish another story for my webpage. It was a late night for me but I managed to publish my story online!

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