This subject of Journey Sports activities Journal had the inspiring story of Shawn Cheshire, an Military Vet and EMT. It is a free journal accessible in numerous locations, my native bagel store had it. In 2009 Shawn received a traumatic mind harm whereas treating a combative affected person, and ended up going blind. This led her into extreme despair. In her phrases “I had a option to make, I may both select to see the probabilities, make the probabilities, uncover the probabilities, or I used to be going to kill myself”. Thankfully, she selected the previous, and with assist from the Veteran’s Administration Palo Alto Polytrauma Rehabilitation middle, turned herself right into a world-class journey and endurance athlete. She has raced for Staff USA within the Paralympics on a tandem bike and in addition runs competitively. Much more astonishingly, she has skilled herself to trip solo on a motorbike, and has ridden throughout the US from Oregon to Virginia, in addition to finishing the off-road 2700-mile Tour Divide that follows the Continental Divide Path from Canada to Mexico. I’ve examine doing the Tour Divide in numerous journey books together with Jill Horner’s Be Courageous, Be Sturdy: A Journey Throughout the Nice Divide. It’s a exceptional problem for anybody. However finishing it with out sight approaches unfathomable.
Shawn’s newest plan is to develop into the primary girl and solely the second particular person with out sight to climb Mt Everest. However she is going to proceed on to climb Lhotse, thereby turning into the primary blind particular person to do this back-to-back problem. I’ve little question she is going to accomplish this purpose.
Tales like this all the time make me rethink any of my very own limitations and feeble excuses for not being extra lively.