The final countdown

 „The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” Oprah Winfrey

 

Tomorrow, we are going to Rocklands, South Africa! Finally! During the last months, I was training a lot, I took part some competitions too.

 

March,

I became a proud ambassador of 3rd Rock, it’s an eco activewear brand. 🙂

 

Adidas Boulder Cup at the Aupark in Bratislava. I like this competition in the shopping centre, even Sasha Digiulian visited it and made a presentation on Saturday evening. Friendly, helpful people, I love competing in Slovakia. I finished 2nd and won the duel competition. My brother made also final. 🙂 First time I had Boreal Satori on my feet, and I could hardly believe how small holds I used with them. Imagine how small if I couldn’t hold it with my nails. Unfortunately, I strained my ankle in the qualification round at this move:

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I didn’t take it serious enough and that’s why the next 2 months were annoying. After some climbing it became painful, purple, and couldn’t wear my climbing shoes any longer.

 

April,

Our training group, AKA „Izomagyak”, went back to Café Kraft for more Kraft (power).We had a freezing time during the nights in the camping, even it was snowing when we packed our tent. We trained, climbed, had a lot of fun, and finally I met Dicki and his family too. 🙂 Nürnberg is full of history, I am always shocked by it. The Congress Hall, incredibly monumental building, like the Colosseum in Rome… I went there with my brother and our friend Dávid (while Tibi and Zoli ran around the lake). Usually we are having fun and joking, but walking into such a historic monumental building… deep silence, respect for the history and architecture.

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Next weekend, the first Hungarian Boulder Cup, Monkey Maraton. It was very well organised with a lot of volumes and tricky problems. I felt strong, confident and happy that I was the only girl, who topped the slab problem in the final. I won the competition and a really cool mokey shaped cup. 🙂 It was nice to win in the home gym!

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One week later, the next Hungarian Boulder Cup in Kecskemét: I was happy to compete with Laura, the 18 years old Hungarian queen of crossfit, after a long time. We spoke a lot about her training and diet. It was very motivating and inspiring! Respect!

 

May,

I spent a long training weekend with Tibi and Zoli in Munich. We visited both Boulderwelts there. 🙂

I took part in the European Bouldering Championship in Innsbruck. This city is beautiful! I met the first 3rd Rock ambassador, Valeri Kremer, she is such a nice person. She supported me a lot, thank you Valeri, also for the pictures! 🙂

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I was not happy with my performance. It was frustrating to be the last starter on the list. 🙂 On the 3rd boulder bad luck came with a pretty shouldery  move or maybe my shoulder is not strong enough, and I forced it still… In the end, at the last problem I was not able to lift my left hand above my shoulder. I was so disappointed, angry, frustrated, and sad! I needed some time to deal with all these feelings.

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June,

Gi Boulder Jam, the 3rd Hungarian Cup. It took place at the Margaret Island, in heart of Budapest, great place, but it was too hot to enjoy our qualification round. It was more about surviving the heat. There was 2 hours delay with the finals, but it was better for us, cause the air cooled down a bit. The final was real fun climbing, I flashed all the boulders and won the competition. 🙂 My brother finished 2nd at men’s category. I wished my parents would come to see us climbing. I felt satisfied, happy and proud of the Király family’s performance. 🙂 Even my shoulder was happy, cause there were just really few shouldery moves..

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During these months, I learnt a lot. Training harder has a lot of advantages, like I can clearly see the result of my work, the progression, it makes me happy. However, everything has a dark side, cause injuries can happen easily and dealing with them is hard. My ankle injury took 2 months to heel, and just right after this shoulder problem is annoying. I am trying to strengthen it with Theraband, and some other exercises, but I am really careful with it. I hope my shoulder is stronger now, and everything will be fine on my trip to Rocklands.

I learnt my lesson: listen to your body, if it’s tired don’t force it, drink enough water, and if injury happen be patient, take your time, let it heal. Respect your body, cause you are not a machine!

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Surely, the adventure of the year starts tomorrow! So excited! Budapest-Dubai-Cape Town-Rocklands!

Thank you to my sponsors! 3rd Rock for all my new clothes! I love S/S 15 collection! And Boreal for my new climbing and trail running shoes!

 

See you Rocklands! Charlie, Tim we are coming!!! XXX

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