During the hike, we talked about our progress or lack thereof with the challenge and we shared our plans for getting back on track. We discussed that although having the support of our family is critical to our success, also having the support of the other contestants was equally important and we agreed to be there for one another…to hold the other accountable…and to encourage each other during those moments of weakness.
The hike itself was amazing. It was good to see people young and old, hiking and running up and down the mountain. Many of those who were heading down encouraged those of us going up, letting us know that we were almost there…or saying “you can do it”. It was good to see all those people out, moving, and being active. I felt alive and a part of a community. It was more than what I had expected and everything that I had hoped for.
It felt good to get out and move, to be one with nature and with God, to clear my head and set a new path, and to bond with the others as we take this journey together.
Here’s to better health!