Wednesday, November 18, 2009
11.18.09: Labor Of Love
When I hiked up Kilimanjaro in 2007, a fellow climber had said to me that climbing the mountain is like childbirth. You don't remember how painful it is until you are actually doing the hike a second, or third time.
Two climbers, who had reached the summit during their first climb, didn't make it up the second or the third time.
Then there is the altitude. You could be in terrific shape but succumb to altitude sickness, even it didn't cause a whiff of trouble the first time around.
Unlike my other Save the World Diet challenges, there will be no sweep bus, no sag wagon to pick me up if I can't make it to the top. It is just me and my feet.
So I am pushing hard -- in this labor of love -- training as much as possible to make it up the mountain a second time for kids who need help.
Please help me raise $10K for AIDS orphans by World AIDS Day (Dec. 1)