I won't go into a lot of detail, except to say that Rob is improving. He managed to make it up the evil 30-degree slope route by finally getting the hang of keeping his knees bent. I was frankly shocked, I thought it would be many weeks before he could pull it off.
We ran into a guy in the gym who has even bigger feet that Rob, who told us about a place where he was able to get climbing shoes here in Nashville. I hope Rob gets that taken care of soon. I feel bad sending him up routes where he's at a severe disadvantage because of his sneakers.
Longtime readers of "The Reluctant Athlete" will recall a particularly lengthy chapter about my one and only scuba experience. I have been e-mailing with my sister so I can get booty to bribe political_punk into updating more often, and I incidentally discovered that she is going through with scuba certification, just as she said she would. I know it's definitely not for me.