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Chris Webb Parsons about the "SUPERMAN"
This blog is very overdue, I have lots of things to write about. I probably have had the time to sit down and write a blog but sitting on my computer mashing keys is not something I have wanted to do lately.The biggest piece of news and most exciting news in my life of late is my engagement to Alex. I asked Alex to marry me and thankfully she said yes so needless to say we are both very happy. (Congratulations from the MOON Team!)
On the climbing side of things. After returning back from a successful trip to USA where i managed to climb Desperanza 8C and a few other great boulders, I got straight back into the training. I have been obsessed with training for the World Cups this year.
Unfortunately a couple of weeks ago I entered into a comp here in Sheffield called the The CWIF, I made it into the finals and I was really happy with that but unfortunately in the final I tweaked my shoulder on problem 1 and I was forced to pull out. The next day I woke up and my shoulder was hurting me a lot and did not feel good. I went to my Chiropractor, Steve Bond. Steve has been treating me a few days a week since. Anyway its now been a couple of weeks since my shoulder tweaked and I am back into the training again.
I have had to pull out of the first Bouldering World Cup in China due to my shoulder but i’m getting in shape again fast. I did manage to get out on the rock the other day and did a boulder called Superman. Superman is a bit of an eliminate but its rich in history and I was very keen to do it. Superman was defiantly not in the best conditions when I did it so i’m sure it will feel easier when I try and do it from the sit start. Superman used to be a bit easier but now a hold has broken.
I tried to climb it as close as I could to the original and eliminated a little crimp that would make the climb easier if you used it. Ben Moon first did the sit start to the boulder before it broke and i’m now keen to get back out there and see if I can repeat it from a sit.
I also did my first Slideshow last week and it went really well, there was a good turn out of about 200-250 people, turns out public speaking is not easy.
So right now i’m training hard for my first world cup of 2012 in Slovenia.