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.
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.
Plank bridge crossing:
Swinging through logs and ropes:
Tree ladder climbing:
I had to pass on the rings. I’m a girl who knows her limits!
Cool glimpse of Mount Fuji through the treetops:
The best part was ziplining:
Managed to get through all five courses in one piece, save for a handful of bruises!
My poor arms!
The best part of the day was the beer, lunch and onsen that followed:
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.