The View from Up Here

Yesterday, I followed my friend Andrew and a companion up 950M to the top of, around, and down Mount Laurie (Yamnuska).  It entailed edging along a rocky ledge hanging onto a chain, and scurrying down steep sliding scree slopes.

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I am quite astonished by this feat, and the resulting photo.  Is that me in this picture?  I can’t quite believe it.

Stretching out of your comfort zone can be hard work, but it brings high rewards.

Stretching out of your comfort zone can be hard work, but it brings high rewards.

The experience has given me pause for reflection.  How often do our mental limits get in the way of accomplishments?  I could state quite categorically just two days ago that such a hike  would not bring me pleasure and that physically it might be beyond me.  And yet not only did I do it, but I am thrilled and excited by it.  And I can walk today unaided.

So I vow to continue pushing myself outside my comfort zone.

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