Skip to main content

Mommy Time Monday: Urban Rock Climbing

I'm always up for a physical challenge. When I learned about a new indoor climbing facility in Brooklyn (read about Aviator Sports here), I made a rock climbing date with another blogging mom. There was a last-minute babysitting cancellation, and I had a choice--climb alone or try to reschedule. I'm so glad I didn't miss this chance. My report: Rock climbing is a fantastic sport for women and an excellent prescription for Mommy Brain.

For 30 minutes I had to completely get "out of my head"--all I could concentrate on was foot and hand placement. No worries about summer camps, doctors appointments and what's for dinner. Yes, the 35 foot wall was intimidating, but that was the best part. I left my comfort zone behind. It's not about muscling up the climb (which is why women are often more adept at rock climbing). Using my lower body and my brain, I plotted and planned the best route. A great workout? Sure. But the best part was the mental vacation.

Image placeholder title

Next time I'm going to take my oldest daughter with me. I'll take any chance I can get to show her that women are simultaneously strong and smart.


Recommended Articles

Skip the Crowds and Take A Family Ski Trip to Waterville Valley

Skip the Crowds and Take Your Family Skiing in Waterville Valley

After a sizable snow storm over Martin Luther King weekend, there were plenty of lift lines and skiers heading to Vermont. Amazingly, most of them drove right past an awesome resort. I'm encouraging families to skip the crowds on the next winter holiday and take a family ski trip ...read more

Image placeholder title

Keeping your New Year's resolutions

The New Year is off to a fresh start, and many of us are committed to doing something or many things with more intention this year. But it's tough to stay on track. In fact, “Quitters Day”, which falls on January 14th this year, is the day when most people give up. How can you ...read more

Mini Banana Waffle Pies

Kids in the Kitchen: Mini Banana Waffle Pies With Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce

School has started back for many (us included!), and today's Kid's in the Kitchen recipe makes for a perfect breakfast or after-school snack. We made ours for an after-school snack the other day and my second grader loved it. We call this recipe Mini Banana Waffle Pies With ...read more

Momtrends was not paid for this post.

Related Articles