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.

7 comments:

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!
-tam

TLJ said...

p.s. LOVE your new blog heading!

dixie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEANN!!
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. :)