Overcome life's extreme obstacles by overcoming your State of Mind
This is actually a post I submitted to another site over the summer but thought it fit well here too:
Over the weekend, I saw several things that greatly inspired me to do more
and complain less.
My husband and I were hiking mount Evens (a local 14,000 foot peak), we
are running the Leadville marathon (crazy, I know) in about 3 weeks and
needed to get some training at altitude.
Our plan was to hike up to the top (about 3 miles) and then jog down along
the road. We looked at the map incorrectly and instead of it being a 1.5
mile run back down to our car it was going to be another 6 miles!
We started on our way when a man on a unicycle passed us riding up the
road to the top of the mountain! A UNICYCLE!! It is 14 miles from the
bottom lot to the top so that means he road 14 miles to the top of a 14ner
on a UNICIYCE! After seeing him I was not complaining about my 6 miles
anymore, just wondering how he was going to safely get down the steep and
winding road on that thing.
We ended up hitching a ride about 4 miles later and when we got to the lot
we were surprised to see several couples with very young infants strapped
to their backs starting to hike the peak. There goes the assumption that
once you have kids your adventurous life is over.
We also saw several young people with skis strapped to their backs
starting to hike up the peak for a 2nd time to ski down the mountain- what
guts that takes!
In all, I would say that our little adventure pails in comparison to the
things we saw others doing that day. Never say never, and never say that
something is impossible. We are capable of amazing things if we just try,
if we just take a chance and realize the real things in life worth living
for are on the other side of the glass if we choose to open the window…..
Be humble- there are always people dong more with less or in harder circumstances!