You will conquer whatever you truly believe you will achieve!

Today was the second time my dear friend, and motivation/inspiration, Charly and I hiked up Lion’s Head this week! It was a spectacular day! Not much of a breeze, not a cloud in the sky! We met up with two of her friends, who kinda forced us to step it up a notch in comparison to Tuesdays hike! It was boiling hot, and every step I took was one hundred times worse than Tuesday! At times, I honestly thought I wasn’t going to make it, but once we got past the ugly part, and up to the final leg-doing the chains, ladders and the rock climbing it wasn’t as bad…until the very end, where my legs were shaking, I felt like I could quite possibly throw up and it was just so boiling hot!

 

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But, like all things in life, you need to keep going until you reach the top, or you just live with regret. Truth is, I knew I was capable of doing it, but my silly mind was playing tricks on me. If I could do it on Tuesday, I could do it today-despite how hot it was, and despite what my legs were telling me. As Charly always tells you-your body will thank you! And, it sure did when I had reached the top! Once again.

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Once I was up there, I looked down and felt absolutely victorious! As if I had finally conquered all my personal problems in life. I felt as if I was looking down on them, and all of a sudden seeing them as these minute things that were so unnecessary! What an incredible feeling! We relaxed at the top for a little while, just taking in the extraordinary views surrounding us! Then it was time to go down. On Tuesday we ran down, and I was ready to take this on, once again! So, off we all set. Jumping down rocks, climbing down the chains and ladders, and all of a sudden came the part we were all waiting for! And, with a skip, hop and jump-before we knew it we were at the bottom again, where we began 2 and a bit hours before. WE RAN DOWN! We did. And, it was the best feeling in the World. I looked up-and there stood that mountain I had yet again dominated! That feeling of accomplishment.

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And, as we drove off-I looked back up at that mountain of wonders-and silently waved, blew a kiss goodbye and thought, ‘Thank you! Thank you for helping me have faith in myself. Thank you for helping me achieve this one thing that I needed and wanted so badly.’ Til next time, Lion’s Head. It won’t be long! See you next week!

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