- The importance of trust. Yesterday I met Terri (a.k.a. Waldo) for the first time. Today she held my life in her hands as my belayer. As I climbed a darn steep rock face, she held the rope that would save my life should I fall. And I had no choice but to have faith that she would be there for me. (She was :))
- My body is capable of way more than I give it credit for. The last year has been an extreme test for my poor body. Natural childbirth, kidney cancer, a few running PR's, and now some serious rock climbing. This afternoon, we're returned to the rock after a much needed respite from the hellishly hot sun. One of the guides set up a new route on a large crack that climbed up the wall at close to a 90 degree angle. It was ridiculous. Straight up with huge distances between real foot holds, this climb was way above my skill level. I doubted my arm strength, my level of endurance, (which lately seems close to zero), and my limited rock climbing experience. And somehow, through some creative thinking, a few blisters, and tons of sweat, I made it thirty feet up that rock.
I have met so many amazing people and have already done more than I imagined I could handle. I can't wait to see what more will happen this week!