Hard work doesn’t always mean sweating it out in the gym. More often, hard work means: eating right, resting properly, adjusting your internal dialogue about your performance, being aware of how your body is moving, staying hydrated, making your training fit into your everyday life, and riding the constant ebb and flow of psyche and performance.
Will Anglin (Coach, Route Setter, Crusher)
Will climbs 5.14…I take his thoughts and insights very seriously.
…climbing has never been merely about athletics. climbing has shown me how to look beyond myself and my own desires. it has taught me how to be part of a community, rather than living in a narrow world of my own making. I have learned, painfully, how to accept help from others. I have learned that my powerful emotions can be my greatest strength, as well as my greatest weakness. physically and intellectually, climbing has tugged me into the larger world, beyond my own culture and comfort zone. above all, climbing has shown me the existence of forces beyond the seen world. it has taught me to ponder the meaning of reality. it has shown me that I am small.
Steph Davis - High Infatuation: A Climber’s Guide to Love and Gravity