This post is going to be a little different as it is more of an announcement than an informational piece. With that, let’s get into some, big, audacious, exciting stuff that will be happening around here.
First of all, thanks to everyone who has followed along on this blogging journey. I started this thing two years ago assuming no one would ever read it, but you have read it and so much more. You have engaged with my writing, learned from it, shared it with your friends, and sent me some really kind messages along the way. For that, I am forever grateful. It has been a pleasure informing and entertaining you.
This makes me all the more thrilled to tell you all that I am following my dreams of taking a more active role in helping you crushers get better at climbing. With my personal trainer cert in hand and years of writing, research, and self-experimentation in my back pocket, I am ready to step into the role of climbing coach. It’s a big change, and I am so excited to get started.
But what’s going to happen with the blog, Lauren!?
Don’t worry everyone, the blog will go on. I will forever have too many thoughts and explorations of climbing training to not share them via the written word. However, as I work on getting myself “open for business”, the frequency of posts will decrease for a little bit – so instead of four, expect two posts per month until further notice.
Alright, so you’re you changing the name then?
Certainly. A new goal calls for a new name. My new instagram handle is @goodspraycoaching – and the domain name of the site will become goodsprayclimbing.com. I have enlisted the help of a dear friend (who is a badass Lady of Tech and Snowboarding) to help me get the new site looking spiffy.
On a different note, I’ll be transparent with you all. Though, I’m not a marketer, I can’t help but think that most men do not want to go around saying they have a “Senderella Training Plan”… Maybe you yourself are super woke dude and would be thrilled to discuss you climbing training as it relates to Disney princesses. However, I know a lot of you probably are not – even if you won’t admit it.
So there, a new name it is. This one is easier to spell, anyway.
Why Good Spray?
If you’ve never heard the term “spray”, The Climbing Zine has a really funny post to explain it. However, the simple definition of spray in the scope of climber slang is “climbing talk”. The discussion of climbing and training is the basis of this blog. Climber talk is the name of the game around here.
In conjunction with spray, I wanted the name to ooze optimism. Something that people usually notice about me as a climber, a coach, and a human is that I am exceptionally positive. My brand needs to reflect that.
Hence, the name Good Spray. Because overall, if I am your coach you’re going to get positive, useful and quality spray about how to improve your climbing. Guaranteed.
So when can I enlist you as my coach and confidante?
You all have probably noticed that making concrete plans in 2020 is proving to be more difficult than in recent years. While I do not yet have an official date for being open for business, I am definitely going to be taking you guys along the journey as I set up shop.
To stay up to date, make sure to follow me on IG and Facebook, and definitely subscribe to my email list so you can be the first to know when Good Spray is ready to go!
I am absolutely thrilled for what is to come. Buckle up and get ready to crush.