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12 – The descent into madness

Day 3 - The slow descent into madness begins :)

We had another 7 hour day of slow going, dragging our sleds in soft snow up an incline. It's work, but I'm loving it...

The morning started off a little slow. Wasn't fully in it, but by the end of the day, I couldn't stop smiling. Remember that my friends, whenever you're low, it will pass and things will get better.

After leading 3 more shifts breaking trail, when we got to the last one and a big hill came up in front of me, I just said let's go, bring it and kept cruising on up with a smile on my face till we got to camp.

It was pretty wild the wide variety of thoughts that went through my head today...

After one break, when Christian said I reminded him of another person called Ali he skiied in Antarctica with (cause I guess there's not that many other small brown dudes out here :)) the next shift, I kept thinking about the song Prince Ali, fabulous he, Ali of Babwa from the movie Aladdin. That then led me to the Phil Collins song from Disney's Tarzan and I went down a Disney rabbit hole in my head :) 

Another shift I would randomly laugh out loud at some thought that popped into my head. At one point I was talking to my shadow in front of me, telling him we're going to do this together as a team. God knows what else I spoke to my shadow about :) 

On the final shift, I was repeating lines from Rocky... "It ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." And then thinking about the Rocky 4 training montage, saying out loud to myself "no pain."

This was among many other thoughts I can't even remember now sitting in my tent.

All of this was with a big smile on my face of course.

We're not even 5 days in yet and I've gone quite mad obviously :) I can't wait to see what happens after 35 days out here :) 

I'm probably going to come back from this slightly out of my mind - this is of course as opposed to how sane and normal I was before :) 


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