04 September 2009

climb the wall

It's my birthday today. And I tried something that really really scared me. My friend Scott took me rock climbing. With the illnesses and accidents that have surrounded me lately, I have gradually lost trust in this amazing gift of a physical body. Once my mind and spirit started healing I began to try and heal this tired bod of mine. I've pushed myself past the self-consciousness of body-image and have tried many a new thing.... surfing, running long distances, mountain biking on slickrock etc.

Back to the rock climbing. My legs would SHAKE uncontrollably and my heart beat hard the whole way up. I kept begging to come down and Scott kept saying, you can't come down until you get to the top. I was incredibly fatigued. My forearms were cramped. But, whoa, it felt good to go. all. the. way.

The boys and I are leaving right now for another birthday adventure at my request. I'll tell you about it tomorrow.


echo said...

Happy happy happy birthday!!!

Henke Family said...

Happy Birthday from me too!
ANd.... Rock climbing looks so scary to me! You are a brave woman!

TLJ said...

happy happy birthday!!!!
i thought about you yesterday...we were in st louis venturing the big city and i hoped you were having a happy day.
awesome job on the climb!!!
can't wait to hear what other adventure is up your sleeve.
love ya!

TLJ said...

p.s. LOVE your new blog heading!

dixie said...

Happy, happy birthday
DeAnn dear, happy days will come to you all year. If I had a wish than it would be....A Happy, Happy Birthday to you from me!

karengberger said...

Congratulations on your climb, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it is all that you wish, and more. Bless you.

deerhollow said...

Your blog is great and you are very inspiring!!
So glad we have bumped into each other. :)