Cross Training Hand Care by Maijaliisa
As a collegiate rower, I was no stranger to having callused, blistered and torn hands. I thought nothing of walking around with open wounds on my palms for days at time. I have more tubes of Neosporin stuffed in random places all over my house because I have, for so many years, needed it on hand to help heal my constantly ripped hands.
Ripping my hands at cross training therefore didn’t seem like something that was a big deal. I was used to dealing with this kind of thing. However, I came to quickly realize that some people did not rip their hands with the frequency I did, or hardly at all!
How could this be?
Climbing Hand Care by Justin
I think it’s safe to say that most everyone wants to keep their skin moist and feelings silky smooth, especially their hands. Think about it, you do so much with your hands and most every situation calls for your hands to be clean and smooth. Whether it’s at a business meeting, the first time you shake hands with someone, even the first time you hold hands with that special someone; you want your hands looking and feeling their best.
That being said, it’s no question that us rock climbers are a breed of our own since we want our hands to be callused up and feeling rough. Believe it or not, rock climbers (including chick climbers) work hard to get calluses on their fingers. It’s sort of a pride think, a sense of accomplishment. When we’re climbing, calluses actually help protect our fingers from getting all cut up and just plain hurting. That’s why we work hard to get them, but most climbers don’t maintain them and overtime end up getting a flapper. That’s pretty much when a sharp hold just rips off that beloved callus and exposes fresh tender skin beneath it. Flappers can even prevent rock climbers from climbing for a couple weeks because they’re so painful and can take a while to heal.
Justin's Travel Tips
If you’ve been keeping up with my blog and/or Twitter account lately, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been doing quite a bit of travelling lately and I don’t plan to stop. While there’s a bit of a lull in my travel schedule, I thought I’d give you some ideas for potential travel plans of your own.
I’ll start off with a couple ideas for the weekend traveler. Thankfully football is back in season, it’s about that time for the post season is baseball, and basketball and hockey are starting in October, there’s plenty of sporting events to go to. I live in Orlando, FL and love baseball, but we don’t have our own MLB team. In July, my girlfriend and I took a quick weekend road trip down to Tampa, FL to catch a Rays game. We had a lot of fun and didn’t break the bank. Between food, gas, tickets, and lodging we spent a total of about $150. If you don’t want to travel to see a sporting event (even though I highly recommend it) you can always look up your local minor league/farm league team.
What's SKINourishment? Where's climbOn Products
We’ve heard many of you express confusion over the name you see on your receipts and/or emails when ordering. I want to clarify for you where we are and what we are doing. SKINourishment, Inc. IS a new company name. However, it IS still me, Polly, behind the curtain. I’ve not sold climbOn to anyone else.