Something New #33 and #34 – Climbing Shoes and Corn Meal

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March 29, 2011 by Darlene McC

NO, not together!  (eww)

Something New #33 – Mythos

It’s a very clear memory, the first time I rock climbed.  Though it was outside, it was an artificial wall erected at the county fair and I came back so many times the guy working it stopped charging me (maybe he felt bad that I had no friends and was with my mom…).  It was 12 or 13 years before I started climbing with any regularity or outdoors on actual rocks; and the coyotes I bought then are 1 bad slip away from a toe blow-out.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried to find other shoes before; but I’m a difficult fit and a bit of a whiner when it comes to my feet.  Luckily the girl at the local EMS was patient, and also flat footed, so she knew where I was coming from.  I ended up taking home the La Sportiva Mythos.  According to Madame Sales-Lady it’s a great shoe for those long gunks climbs, and since I’m hoping to start multi-pitch this summer I’m going to want a shoe I can stand to be in for more than 20 minutes.

They’ve got a great unique lacing pattern that allows for a nice close heel fit; which is exactly what the Dr ordered for my blister-prone tootsies.  Can’t wait to break ’em in.

Something New #34 – Corn Meal Banana Bread

This one was a delicious accident.  On a day when I promised myself I wasn’t going to leave the house unless it was on fire (it almost did, but that’s a story for another time) I attempted to combat some writers block by making banana bread… but low and behold, as I start mixing it all up I find that we’re almost out of flour from the last weekend pancake fest; and there was no way I was putting on pants and going to the store if I could help it.  In my kitchen foraging I found a bag of corn meal my best friend dumped on us when she moved to LA and thought “why the hell not?”.

Let me just say: awesome.  Replaced 3 parts cornmeal to 1 part flour in the normal recipe and it made it thicker, heartier, and more moist.  Lovin’ it.

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