Today my hiking boots came in from North by North West. They have been an awesome company to me after hearing my story and getting to know me. So, be sure to check them out in Masonville Mall or White Oaks Mall in London. Upon picking up the boots I realized just how real this whole journey is going to be. I admit that I am a bit terrified and mainly because I have no idea what to expect and I know that this will be the biggest physical challenge I have ever undertaken.
I put the boots on once I got them home and walked around the apartment thinking about how soon these very boots and myself will be trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro in 68 days. I am looking forward to taking them outside tomorrow to start breaking them in. Even though I have been training for a little over four months, I still feel like I could use another year to prepare, but know that once the day arrives I will be ready to accept the challenge, both physically and mentally.
I have come to realize how awesome people are upon deciding to do this. I have had some great company on long walks and some amazing enthusiasm from my community as well as my friends and family. I many not be the most fit, or strongest individual, but I am very motivated and inspired and I know that those two things will help me get up that mountain.