Sunday, February 17, 2008

Climbing & Cake

My primary goal for this season is to learn to love climbing


as much as I love Birthday Cake.






6 comments:

mikejoos said...

Those seem like conflicting loves. But maybe if you eat a really horrible tasting birthday cake you will learn to love climbing more in comparison. I would be willing to make and ship you the shittiest birthday cake you have ever tasted. Just let me know.

Anna said...

Oh Joos, I truly appreciate the offer, but what I really want to do is transpose this craving for sugary goodness onto a craving for endless, quad-burning, hamstring-cramping climbs. Perhaps Pavlov's tactics in behavioral psychology should be applied? However, as you already stated, this may create a negative feedback loop.

Lorena said...

I have an idea. Try eating the birthday cake right before you do a really hard, long climb. When it comes back up, you will never want to eat cake again.

Is that cake in a jail cell? Outside a school building? Public bathroom stall? I'm trying to place the concrete and bricks.

Anna said...

I see where you're going with this...but my goal is to love climbing, not to hate cake. I am trying to channel my love for cake and use that energy to make me crave a good climb. But I will definitely use that tactic should my cake love get out of hand.

This photo was taken on my 18th birthday which was spent in the county jail. Those were heady days.

mikejoos said...

If there is some way that you could eat cake while you climb that might work. It is a bit hard to breath hard and eat especially on a climb. The solution is a cake flavored endurance drink. Just thin down some cake frosting with some water and put it in a camel pack maybe crush up some multi vitamins to so its fortified then only drink from it while you are climbing. I think this would be very effective (almost cheating), in fact you may want to start using it now before the UCI finds out and bands it.

Anna said...

Brilliant! I'll field test that ASAP!