Every single one of us possesses the strength to attempt something he isn't sure he can accomplish. It can be running a mile, or a 10 k race, or 100 miles. It can be changing a career, losing 5 lbs., or telling someone you love her (or him).
-- Scott Jurek
Old age is the time to be dangerous. Dangerously fun loving, dangerously alive . . . This is the time to do every single thing we can possibly do with all the life we can bring to it. This is the time to live with an edge, with strength, with abandon. There is nothing for which to save our energy. Now it is simply time to spend time well.
-- Joan Chittister
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
5/8/2013. This was our first day in the Sacred Valley and our first "training" hike. First stop was the Inca ruin of Ollantaytambo. It is at a modest 9,100 feet, but for this lowlander, climbing the stairs was humbling to say the least.
From near the top of the ruins looking down to the ancient town of Ollanyaytambo.
"The bath of the princess", a fountain at the base of the ruins.