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Believe In The Impossible

15 Jan

okay so maybe Mount Lofty isn’t exactly impossible but it felt pretty close!

Today, for the first time ever I drove to Waterfall Gully and began the walk up to the Mount Lofty Summit some 4kms away, or close enough to it.
Now I know what you are thinking…’4km’s – piece of cake’…WRONG! This is tough, probably the hardest thing I have ever done.
After about 10 minutes, I wanted to give up, turn around and walk back down to my car and drive home!! Thankfully I had some very supportive ladies by my side who said ‘you can do this, we can go as slow as you need’
and slow we went! Each beacon showed how far we had left, or how far we have come – depends how you looked at it. I, being the very negative person I was this morning thought of how far I had to go!
Not the best mind-set when you still have 3kms of uphill walking to do!
I’m not going to lie, Mount Lofty is tough and it will hurt and you might want to quit. I promise you, keep going – it is so SO worth it and you CAN do it!

As we got closer and closer to the top of the summit the track became much steeper and our pace became much slower. I was ready to turn right around and go back down the hill. There is NO WAY I can make it any further, my legs are like jelly, I’m dizzy and there are still 1.5kms to go!

After much encouragement, tears and words that should not be repeated, I kept going and soon the 1.5kms became 1km and 800m and 500m and I could now see the top. We powered on up to the top of the summit and a sense of calm and accomplishment set in while looking over Adelaide.

I made it. I didn’t give up or turn around. Wow. I just did what I thought was impossible.
Now to go 4kms back down the hill – much easier!

My Mum told me yesterday that ‘we all believe you can do it, you just have to believe you can too!’ 
Today, I started to believe.

The moral of this story is that no matter how much it hurts or how much you don’t think you can do something – if you believe it, you CAN achieve the impossible!
Except invisibility, because no one can be invisible 🙂 

Until next time…

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