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What the trail teaches us about resilience

What the trail teaches us about resilience

Update: 2024-06-04
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Have you ever found yourself questioning the allure of extreme endurance challenges? This episode takes you along on the raw and unfiltered journey of a hiker who's battling the elements, her own limitations, and the clock to set a fastest known time on a demanding trail. As she faces injury, sickness, and the scarcity of resources, we're invited to reflect on our own pursuits of voluntary discomfort and the historical inevitability of suffering. It's a narrative that probes the depths of human resilience and asks what it truly means to push ourselves beyond the boundaries of our comfort zones.

Join me as I draw parallels between her extraordinary quest and an adventure that resonates closer to home. Alongside a group of mom friends, I recall the daunting task of summiting four 14,000-foot peaks in a single day, an experience that brought us face to face with our own grit and resilience. As we unpack these stories, they become a larger conversation about the psychological drivers of extreme endeavors, the management of risk, and the invaluable lessons learned when we confront our fears head-on. This isn't just a recounting of arduous treks—it's an exploration of the indomitable human spirit.


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What the trail teaches us about resilience

What the trail teaches us about resilience

Rebecca Walsh