as usual, it’s been a crazy couple of weeks for the team. we honestly mean it when we say we see one another more than we see our families sometimes, ha. and we can’t exactly help it because if you look at our training schedule:
monday- team run, meeting
wednesday – stairs
saturday – bukit timah
and then there’s 2 gym sessions on top of 1 or 2 more individual runs each week.
that’s not all, there’re the millions of emails to check, things to agree on for the expedition, minute details to work out as a team…. it’s no wonder our meetings usually last late into the night, well past the time for supper even.
and recently, we’ve been busy training and preparing for the upcoming ice-climbing trip to china, sichuan. we’ll be gone 20th to 28th jan (next week! *gasp*) and there’re lots of things to do before then… crampons to sharpen, arms to tone up, calves to strengthen, sleeping bags to repair, gear list to finalise, air tickets to collect…. you get the picture.
but we’ve been in this for so long (the past 4 years?), all this have become part and parcel of our lives. training, preparing, meeting, expediton, climbing. sometimes i wonder if we’ll actually still be ourselves if we’re NOT doing this, ha.
with the new year just past the door, and one foot into 2008, we’re all excited about this ice-climbing trip in china. it’s going to be the final run-up practise for us and we gotta make the most of it… with the neverending Lhotse Face waiting for us in Everest, we’re going to need all the practise we need.