Today I hiked to 14,110 feet of elevation and the summit of Pikes Peak in Colorado. It took about 12 hours.
I know it's not a milestone for some of my more athletic friends, but this is not something I could ever see myself having done a year ago. Running down the mountain from the summit, I was really encouraged by people who kept asking if we (my family and I) were running the Marathon there this Saturday.
Maybe someday, but for today having covered the mileage and elevation is a huge victory for me, and one I'll always remember.
And if you are wondering, the donuts at the top only taste good because you've just spent six hours hiking.