Ever ascended 3000ft in less than an hour?  I have and it sucks.

But it sucks in the “oh so awesome” way that extreme physical activity sucks.  The burn in every muscle in your body as your lungs try to take in as much air as you possibly can is what pushes us towards amazing experiences.  Without this feeling we would be lost in the complacency of our lives.  These adventures can snap us out of a boredom funk and spring us back into discovering the amazingness of this earth.

But damn do you feel beastly when you are huffing and puffing halfway up the mountain!

This is what is known as a “Sufferfest.” Continue reading