Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Eli 12.11

Sorry for the late start. Hockey tryouts.

In October of 2012, I wrote this: Eli 11.2 is now 4'11 3/4" tall. 75 lbs. 20/10 vision. Reaction time of a superhero.

In twenty-one months, quite a lot has changed. For one, he's taller than Gloria now.

He's 5'5 1/2. 100 pounds. Still has 20/10 vision. Still has the reaction time of a superhero.

That's almost six inches in height in less than two years.

Remember how he went to rock gym camp every summer? He still does, and now he's climbing V3 bouldering routes. If you're wondering how hard that is, just have a look at the video below. He's either upside down are climbing at an inverted angle for a minute, which is how long it takes to climb the entire route (note: the beginning of this is dark, so you might want to full-screen for a better view).

I don't know how many twelve-year-olds can do that, but I know it's not many.

It's also been a long time since you've seen a hockey video. Here's a coach (someone he works with quite a bit, who is also a very cool guy) shooting on him.

I'll have more next week, but he's been working his butt off this summer, trying to get quicker and stronger, and it's working. We've gone off the grid down here, to a degree, but it seems like our approach is having a positive effect.

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