I live in a hilly area, perfect for a weeknight power walk (with ten pounds in my backpack). A few days ago I was walking up a half mile hill when I passed Annie's house. Exchanging pleasantries, she asked why I was wearing a backpack and wondered why I wasn't running. Her reaction to my explanation was priceless. I can't tell you how many people want to know why I want to hike Everest.
It's in these moments when it's clear I'm preparing to do something few have on their bucket list. I need to come up with a clever response!
We are going to hike up to Everest Base Camp in October!
After months of research and email exchanges, we finalized our reservation while traveling a few month ago. Buying our airfare in January: NYC to Istanbul to Kathmandu. We confirmed our trek reservation with One World Trekking in March.
I know some of you are asking WHY are we doing this?!
Back in 2014 I left this comment on a photo posted to fb, just days after running NYC2014: For the first time ever I teared up at the end. The conditions were tough, I was so happy with my run, and knew this was my last 26.2... but seeing blind runners and a 89 year old on the course inspires me to never say never. I would love to run London.(click to read my NYC 26.2 recap).