Non-blogger contest entry. Why I felt great here! It’s a good one.

Shannon's contest submission 
Another great reader who does not have a blog (yet, hahaha) wanted to take part in all this inspiration.  Her name is Shannon and she accomplished a very awesome display of endurance.  Check this non-blogger’s contest submission out.  As you can see, the pic is great.
This picture was taken in Sept. 08, at the time I had only lost 40 pounds.  I had always wanted to climb Mt. St. Helens and knew that I was not fit enough.  I told myself that this was the year, so when the opportunity came around I said, “YES!”  When we reached the rim of the mountain I was overcome with emotion!  Every time I look at this picture it makes me feel so good about myself.  It gives me a feeling of accomplishment.  A feeling of “I can do this!”  Don’t get me wrong, there were times during this climb when I thought “I can’t make it”.  Yet, in the end, I did; and surprised myself with the endurance I had.

28 Responses to “Non-blogger contest entry. Why I felt great here! It’s a good one.”

  1. 1 run4change
    February 14, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Shannon you did a great job. Climbing a mountain is a dream come true. Keep up the wonderful work. Great submission too.

  2. 2 robfitness
    February 14, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Hey man unless it’s my computer again. I don’t see that fantastic picture you said was there. I can read the post , but no picture 😦 Awesome story and I though climbing Lone Mountain was awesome. This puts me to shame 🙂 I guess I’ll have to climb Mt. Rainer next. What a very inspiring post and it sure got me motivated to push myself further. Great job Shannon….

    • 3 run4change
      February 15, 2009 at 5:19 am

      Rob, not sure what happened. The pic was not showing up on mine either and it was erase out of the email. No, the email was not gone but the pic was. Anyway, it is up now. Thanks for the heads up

  3. 4 Kim
    February 14, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Jason I don’t see the picture, am I missing something! Regardless, a story about climbing a mountain is amazing. Cant wait to see teh pic to go with it!

    • 5 run4change
      February 15, 2009 at 5:20 am

      Kim, the pic is up now. No sure what happened. See comment to Rob for explanation. Thank you for stopping by

  4. 6 Sarah
    February 15, 2009 at 5:39 am

    What a great picture, that is amazing!

  5. February 15, 2009 at 6:13 am

    Yea, Shannon!!!!!!!! Wow, climbing a mountain is a HUGE deal. You rock! Thanks for sharing with us.

  6. 9 Candice
    February 15, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Last night I could not see the picture but I can now, and what a great picture it is!

  7. 11 Shannon
    February 15, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Thank you all for the encouraging words!!

  8. 13 John
    February 15, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Congratulations Shannon!

    One of the items of my Bucket List is to climb that frisky volcano before she burps again.

  9. 15 robfitness
    February 15, 2009 at 10:28 am

    What an awesome picture. I want to do that next. Anyone else up for it 🙂 Thanks Jason for the heads up on that. It was well worth the wait.

  10. 17 Teresa
    February 15, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    WTG Shannon! Beautiful picture and a great accomplishment!

  11. 18 donna
    February 15, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Shannon congratulations on making it to the top,a look(on your face) is worth a thousand words and your smile says it all!Great job.

  12. 20 cecile
    February 15, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Nice post Shannon, you and your daughter look so healthy and happy. You did a great job. I’ve never climbed Mt St Helens but I did go up there by car. I was scared to death the whole time thinking the car would drive over the edge. I was so gald to get back down from that mountain. Guess heights are not my thing!
    You did real good Shannon, I’m proud of you. Keep it up.

  13. February 15, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    This is a really cool contest!

  14. February 21, 2009 at 6:12 am

    Awesome, Shannon! Congratulations!

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