Okay, I’m just going to have to come out and say it. I’m too busy to blog much these days. I’m sorry about that, but that’s just how it is. No amount of me resolving to do better is going to change that. Sometimes I can get three posts up in a week, and sometimes I can barely manage one. That’s how it is and that’s how it’s going to stay, I imagine.
This past weekend we had another climbing competition. Going into the competition, Climbing Cat was ranked sixth in the country for her age category. This was all the more remarkable because the rankings are based on the climbers’ top three meet results – and Cat only had two results that counted. So this weekend’s competition was certain to move her up in the standings, just by giving her a third score. The big question was, would any of the top five climbers show up at this competition to give her a run for her money?
Well yes, a couple of them did. Cat was thrilled to meet them, and stayed thrilled even when one of them – the one closest in age and temperament to Cat – took away her heretofore-perfect record. This girl won gold at this competition, and Cat took home the silver. The gold winner moves up into first place in Canada now, and Cat is second. To show you how close the competition was, Cat’s score at this comp was 1700 and her new friend had a final score of 1716 – a difference of less than 1%. Cat honestly was more thrilled with her silver this time than she was with any of her previously-earned golds. Meeting new friends and having a really, really good competition experience meant more to her than her final place in the standings, or the hardware she took home.
I don’t know what I did right with that kid but I hope I can repeat it.