On May 2nd I’ll be competing in the 3rd Himalayan XC Marathon organised by the guys at Running and Living. In short this means that I’ll be taking a week out of my life to run 13 miles (21 km) up a mountain in the Indian Himalayas before turning around and running 13 miles back down again.
One of the main reasons we go on adventures – especially big, long, solo adventures – is to find ourselves. Through challenge, adversity, and loneliness, we get to see what we’re really made of. Through loneliness, time, and distance from home and from the person who friends and family have come to expect us to be, we can find perspective and move a little bit closer toward our own truths.
Man, that was a lame post! Did anyone finish it? That last one about Beginning. Pretentious title too. Such an interesting and useful topic, but such a boring and useless post!
As wide a set of goal posts as I have set myself, I am here to talk about something I have vaguely defined as alternative lifestyle design, not prattle on abut how useless I was at travelling when I was a kid. I’m still bloody useless at it today but except for the hilariously stupid things I sometimes do I wouldn’t dream of forcing you to read about any of it!
I would take that post out back and put it out of it’s misery but, well, let is serve as a reminder to me never to write crap just for the sake of writing something. A reminder and a lesson. Because why did I write it? Because I forgot my purpose here.