Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire.
The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down.
You climb the mountain in equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion.
Then when you’re no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn’t just a means to an end, but a unique event in itself.
This leaf has jagged edges. This rock is loose. From this place the snow is less visible, even though close.
These are things you should notice anyway.
To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountains, which sustain life, not the top.
From one of my favorite writers, be thankful for the weekend—and for everything in between, too. Watch “This is Water.”
Words to live by when living through a crisis, according to Neil Gaiman: “make good art.” Amen.
“Please dress accordingly for indoor and outdoor activity. Also, this course uses stage blood for realistic scenarios, which may stain some fabrics. Please wear clothing you do not mind getting dirty/stained.”
If it’s wrong to be stoked about getting covered in ketchup blood, I don’t want to be right.
Last chance for any Texas 4000 for Cancer alumni to get in on The Texas 4000 Alumni Network ATLAS 2013 Challenge before it closes tomorrow, April 30, at 11 p.m. CDT.
The goal is to try to log as many miles on your bike for four weeks between Wednesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 29 as a way of getting ready for the ATLAS Ride.
So far, we have 19 alumni signed up for this friendly competition.
The perks are:
And the rules are:
…So, would anyone else like to join us? If yes, check the Texas 4000 Alumni Facebook page for information on how to contact me. Remember, the deadline to sign up is 11 p.m. TOMORROW, April 30!
My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.
I went climbing at Reimers Ranch today. I ended up smelling like sweat, sunscreen, and dirt for a solid eight hours. And I kept having flashbacks to the Kilimanjaro hike whenever I would traverse across rocks and stare at the person’s backpack walking along in front of me.
Needless to say, I’m so happy and so tired after a weekend well-spent.