So there is this strenuous 25 mile hike around the rim of the Grand Canyon (down into it and then back up out of it) that I heard about. It isn't for the faint or the weak. The thought of it makes me nauseous; and for that very reason I want to do it. I want to get in shape and prepare for it. Why? Because I need to prove to myself that I can. It may not happen for several more years yet; but that is because I am making lifestyle changes, and those take time.
I guess I also want to do it because it is something Michelle Glenetski would never do. But I know I can do anything if I set my mind to it. For this very reason I want to succeed at such a daunting task. With the help and encouragement of loved ones, I believe I can. In fact, I know I can.