How does one explain to the kind person expressing encouragement, “You’re almost at the top, nearly done!” that, no, this is the first lap of three laps you are hiking on this mountain, and you are not “nearly done”?
Was not expecting to be hit by a wave of nostalgia for Ottawa, but here we are. Went for an eclaire, which I often convinced Jonathan to do with me.
“Getting old is an adventure. You start having problems with things that were never a problem before. And you need to accept it all.” - Mom’s morning words of wisdom
Each training session is hard, yet I look back at the ones from 3 months ago, and think, “I thought that was hard, what will I think of today’s hike in 3 months time?”
Butterfly visiting me at the top of Mission Peak, Fremont, California.
I have done wiser hikes than this summit in 37°+ temperatures.
Him: “I heard a bunch of cursing, that means you figured something out. Give me the good news!”
Me: “Apparently I am succeeding in my intention not to curse when frustrated.”
Mission Peak AnT reset hike today. 30 minutes as hard as one can go uphill. I both love and hate these sessions.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.” - Theodore Roosevelt
“Just think, if you win, you’ll never have to write another line of react code.”
“So, buy $1000 worth of tickets?”
When the chef suggests, “Now would be the time to go buy yourself a pint of vanilla ice cream,” you know you are about to experience Death by Serrano Pepper. #deathetables