I haven’t been training much these past few months; actually been on more of a maintenance program for most of the year when I think about it. Then the other week I picked up a bug while in Alberta and spent a week with the flu and really no energy at all. Some friends invited me to go rock climbing at the indoor wall in North Vancouver Friday night, and I really didn’t feel up to it. All throughout the week my whole body ached with that horrible body ache you get with the flu. So I passed on Friday night, but put myself down as a maybe for Sunday, thinking I still wouldn’t be ready.
As it turned out I did go on Sunday, and considering I hadn’t lifted a finger all week, I felt remarkably good. So good in fact that I ended up climbing an over hanging route that afterwards left me thinking, “Wow, you really should not have done that; you’re going to be so sore the next day”.
With that in mind I wore the Farabloc jacket to bed that night. For some reason I didn’t sleep very well that night. I was quite hot, and I wondered whether it might be the jacket making me hot, but didn’t take it off, as I really wanted to see if it would make any difference to what I felt would be a quite stiff and sore body over the next few days. To my amazement; I woke up absolutely fine; not even the slightest bit sore in my forearms even, which really surprised as like I said; I hadn’t lifted a finger all week, and really hadn’t climbed for months prior to that. Usually, my forearms, back and shoulders would be quite sore.