Thursday, November 12, 2009
On May 26, I set out on a bike ride up a local mountain. Five months later, I am still facing the challenges of that ride. But like any ride I have ever been on- no matter the difficulty, distance, or elevation gain- I will not quit or retreat in fear. I will keep riding, keep putting every ounce of energy and determination I have into it, keep fighting. And I will reach the top. When I do, the views will be breathtaking. They will be inspirational. And they will be worth the sweat, blood, and tears. But for now, I must keep my focus on the end goal, continue fighting, and know without a doubt that the tough switchbacks will lead me to the peak. Keep calm and carry on.