Planning, Polar bears and Perseverence

Robbin standing in front of the Pang MountainsIt’s been another busy couple of weeks… working to stay on track to get up that mountain. Training has been a little more challenging through this period due to a combination of work travel and deadlines while trying to increase the intensity and frequency of my workout schedule. The biggest learning is to simply keep moving forward in the face of any new challenge or obstacle. This past week, I traveled to a much smaller community in the eastern Arctic (north of 60) that had no gym facilities. No problem, I thought. Despite the cooler weather, I figured I would be able to walk, run or hike the hills surrounding the community. Best laid plans, though, were cancelled on account of the polar bears.

One of the key things I’ve learned since I started this trek is that “finding a way” and powering through is critical… just as it will be on the trail up that mountain.

The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.

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