#QuoteOfTheDay

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. ~Edmund Hillary

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Three more sleeps and then I really will be climbing a mountain. 

Pikes Peak in Colorado.

Yeah, I’m a little nervous, but also super excited.

I’m running it as a fundraiser for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in memory of an amazing woman, Mary Sue Seymour.

I do all of my adventures with someone – or a few someones – close to my heart. 

Running for someone (or a cause) helps me stay focused. Not so much focused on the event and winning, but the process.

The challenges each adventure present remind me of how tough people struggling with cancer are. How strong they are for fighting through their struggles. How they’d rather be doing something they love, like I am, but can’t because of their illness. 

I’ve lost family and friends to cancer and have some currently struggling with it.

So this coming Saturday, while I’m climbing to the 14,000-foot summit, you all will be close to my heart and in my prayers. 

Stay strong, my friends. 

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