I am reading a book by John Harlin III, The Eiger Obsession. I’ve seen The Eiger Sanction with Clint Eastwood. I’ve read other articles and watched several documentaries reference mountain climbing. In my heart, I want to do it. There is a fire inside me that is burning a slow, but constant flame. The fire gets stoked every time I read an article or book. I have hiked and played on a rock wall. With this fire, how many people would find my desire nuts at the age of forty-seven? I know if I conveyed this desire to my husband, he would infer my insanity.
Knowing this, I find easier and more pleasant to just write about it. I believe it is a start. Part of resolving an issue is identifying and accepting it. Therefore, I have arrived at this point. I’ve not sure what is driving this desire, but I recognize it is there. I’ve always believed you should follow your heart. By doing this, you can fully enjoy your life to its fullest. I’d reached a point in my life where I didn’t know what my purpose was. I knew I didn’t like what I was doing and the future didn’t look much better, I weathered that storm!
At forty-seven, onto my second job, I continue to be a workaholic. I don’t mind it! It simplifies things. You don’t have to think about things—you just do them. Time isn’t important—solving problems and staying ahead counts the most! When time slows down, I have moments to reflect. I’ve read The Ultraman by Dean Karnez, where he learned to push his body to uberathletic feats. Somehow, I can relate. I want to run 26.2 miles and beyond. I want to do a Triathlon. I want to hike and mountain climb. So, my adventure begins.
I think my first attempt will be hiking at Mt. Lemmon, AZ. One of my controllers told me she hiked a four-mile trail and truly enjoyed it. I’ll let you know how it goes!