Me no Jane. A world of pain

As if Mondays aren’t painful enough.
My arms. My shoulders. My back. A new level of ouch.
Sore is an understatement.

I spent yesterday climbing ladders, climbing nets, tightrope-walking, balancing on planks of wood between treetops and ziplining. I went to a Forest Adventure park near Mount Fuji.

Turns out I have absolutely. no. upper. body. strength.
After swinging off a rope into a Tarzan net, I then had to climb up the net and across to a tree platform. It was impossible for me to climb up a suspended net. Across. Yes.
Up. No.
I was stuck like a spider on this net. Safe to say, I ain’t no Jane. I thought they were going to have to get a cherrypicker to bring me back down. I mustered everything I had and with a helping hand from a friend, I was finally able to get myself off the godforsaken net and onto the tree platform. It seriously nearly pulled the arms out of my sockets.
That Tarzan net was rather traumatising for me and it was only the first 10 minutes in.

Somehow I managed to do all the other obstacles though, but geez did they require balance and upper body strength.

Treetop swinging:

From Fuji Forest Adventure
From Fuji Forest Adventure
From Fuji Forest Adventure

Plank bridge crossing:

From Fuji Forest Adventure

Swinging through logs and ropes:

From Fuji Forest Adventure
From Fuji Forest Adventure

Tree ladder climbing:

From Fuji Forest Adventure

Tightrope walking:

From Fuji Forest Adventure
From Fuji Forest Adventure

I had to pass on the rings. I’m a girl who knows her limits!

From Fuji Forest Adventure
From Fuji Forest Adventure
From Fuji Forest Adventure
From Fuji Forest Adventure

Cool glimpse of Mount Fuji through the treetops:

From Fuji Forest Adventure

The best part was ziplining:

From Fuji Forest Adventure

(Not me):

From Fuji Forest Adventure

Managed to get through all five courses in one piece, save for a handful of bruises!
My poor arms!

From Fuji Forest Adventure
From Fuji Forest Adventure

The best part of the day was the beer, lunch and onsen that followed:

From Fuji Forest Adventure

One hell of a workout. My arms, shoulders and back and even neck are incredibly sore. It hurt to pull my chair out every time at work today. It hurts to walk or move. Couldn’t swim or jog today. Am somewhat concerned, as I will be needing to both swim and run in this weekend’s aquathlon (yes, it’s that time of year again for open water swimming). It hurts to shower let alone swim. Sooo many muscles I never knew existed.

Got an awesome view of Mount Fuji late in the afternoon yesterday.
Fading Fuji-san:

From Fuji Forest Adventure
From Fuji Forest Adventure
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