2/11/10 — Went to the indoor climbing gym at Oregon State University last night. Was a bit tentative at first, due to the shoulder surgery. Thought pulling hard might set me back. Ironically, it actually made my shoulder feel better! I worked my way up to 5.9s (moderate grade, but still challenging). Next week I’m going to go twice and see if I can get back to doing 5.10s (much harder, at least for an old guy like me).
You may be thinking, "That’s nice, Tom, but what does it have to do with writing?" Well, the main character in REVENGE OF THE MUTANT UNDERWEAR is learning to rock climb. So I guess you could call it a form of research. Really fun research!
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