/ Future boredom cure
I need something to look forward to this summer, something that I can look forward to and will keep me occupied. Whatever it is, it's got some big shoes to fill now that climbing is out of the question. So far I have been thinking of learning drums (I play guitar and keyboard already), maybe getting into DSLR videography, or buying an Xbox and getting really fat.
Any other ideas?
I will certainly go swimming as part of rehab and for fitness but I don't find it particularly engrossing otherwise. Also I normally get bored after a hour so it probably wouldn't fill the time very well.
Is there any other sport (that is easy on the knees, obviously) that you fancy but have never tried? Might be a good time to book a beginners course and give it a go.
Kayaking was what sprang to my mind, but that depends on whether your knee is sore if you put pressure on it (you use your knees to control how far you edge the boat). Sailing might be another option, or I am sure there are other ideas you could come up with.
It's gotta be the xbox option, drop about six grades and then come and join the knackered knee club and climb vdiffs with me! Obviously this won't help you at all, but it will make me feel better! Only joking (I meant diffs really), Just take it easy and you'll be back in action quicker than you think (and kicking our asses).
See you at the crag soon (or the pub). Mark
Alcoholism is always an option?
Arse kicking contests?
Goose stepping. Great workout.
Getting better at playing piano. Can you sightread Scriabin's Etude Op 42 No 5? That'll keep you occupied if you can't.
Could always resort to the time tested classic:
Watching videos of cats on youtube
You will still have your upper body, so why not think of physical things that you can do with that? Weights, darts, wheelchair basketball, gardening...
Then how about creative mental activities? Learn a language, write a novel, learn to sing, build a matchstick model, sew some custom made climbing kit, cook something amazing...
And don't forget social activities - going to the pub with mates, having a film evening, inviting people around for dinner, writing letters to people, phoning people for a chat, visiting people for the weekend...
and then there are all those jobs that you have been putting off forever, the decorating, fixing stuff, tidying out cupboards, things that will leave you feeling that you have achieved something useful.
My first summer as a qualified teacher was spent planning lessons and getting stuff ready for the next school year. You may not have as much time to kill as you think.
Campusing? Work on your finger & arm strength. Get a beastmaker for your house.
When I broke my ankle, that's what I did (until I strained a finger and had to stop that as well!)
Cinema? Catch up on box sets and work your way through all the micro-breweries' offerings.
Cooking (just a suggestion - wouldn't work for me)?
All good suggestions. My hopping abilities are already coming along quite nicely and have brought about a significant increase in my right leg muscle mass, which would also be good for arse kicking contests I would imagine.
I already enjoy cooking and quite like the idea of learning more about it so I can know rather than guess what to do...
In terms of other sports, I used to sail but the squatting to get under the boom wouldn't do much good I don't think. I'll keep up with the finger boarding but it's hard to stay motivated with no climbing trips in the foreseeable future!
not for long. surely once you've tried it a couple of times you're no longer sightreading?
But if you restart from the beginning every time you can still get the ground-up.
One of those moments when a "like" button would be appropriate :o)
I superset that with weeping uncontrollably....
good call sir!
> not for long. surely once you've tried it a couple of times you're no longer sightreading?
If he follows the advicre of 'prolific masturbation above' sightreading may become increasingly problematic.
If you want a more cerebral objective, try the Rubik's Cube or learn how to remember a pack of shuffled cards. Both are rather satisfying.
Sure there is plenty of hut paperwork you can help with, or dusting to do at ByN, see Rob.
Or you can come on meets and shout motivational slogans like Rainier Wolfcastle!
Archery? Rifle shooting? Clay pigeon shooting?
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