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photo by Tobin Sanson

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ushering in 2011

Today is 1-11-11. The perfect day to reflect on the past and resolve to be better in the future.

So here it goes, the top 10 of 2010.
1. Finally broke the 5.14 barrier
2. Graduated from "beginner" skier to "intermediate" skier by catching some air!
3. Visited Bishop for the first time
4. Successfully hatched chickens (mostly)
5. Spent Christmas at an indoor water park with the family
6. Spent lots of time with old and new friends
7. Read the Twilight series in 4 days
8. Bought a new road bike
9. Witnessed the slaughtering of a calf
10. Visited the biggest aquarium and the biggest climbing gym in the country, both in Atlanta.

And the 11 resolutions of 2011. I plan to check these next year, so hold me to them!
1. European climbing trip, a must
2. Another 5.14
3. Break my bouldering plateau
4. Train (at least occasionally) for climbing
5. Take vitamins every day
6. Make quality time with friends a priority
7. Learn some new dance moves
8. Actually try to mixed climb
9. Less multitasking, more focus on each task at hand
10. Have fun
11. More FUN

Lastly, here are some pics from my recent trip to the Southeast for bouldering and some family fun.

James Pullman with his BBQ Pork Sundae

Stone Summit Climbing Gym, Atlanta

AB hard at work

Kate Reese McGinnis with daughter Annie

Blake Cash

Christmas Morning

Fort Rapids, Columbus, OH

adorable nephew

niece on Christmas Day

Hot Tub in Ouray, CO


  1. I was googling myself and I came upon this blog. Hey ... I like it!

  2. ...enjoy the road ahead!!

    I would like to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

    “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.” Charles R. Swindoll

    Make the most of the year 2011 and take care,