I hope summer is finding everyone in good health and spirits. I accomplished one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life. In my state we have a mountain called Mt. Katahdin, I have for years (prior to diagnosis) wanted to climb it.
This year I set out to do the unthinkable and climb the 5,600+ ft of it. I embarked on my adventure with my daughter (14), niece (13), nephew (27) and my sister-in-law.
I soon learned it was going to be a excruciating climb, and felt like giving up 1,000 times over. I hit my wall (the place where you try and convince yourself you CAN'T do it.) I pushed through and I made it to Chimney pond 4 hours later, albeit chimney is only half way the base of the actual mountain. It is a 3.3 miles one-way Elevation gain of 1,425 feet.
I thought that I would be disappointed to not reach the summit of Katahdin, but I'm not. I now have something to look forward to. I plan to keep hiking, maybe a new passion?! I'm not sure! If I can figure out how I will post pictures.
Have a wonderful day. :)