What’s your Mountain? 100 pounds

Sara Purple Blk 1 HorizWhen my sister told me about your What’s your Mountain? page, I wanted to be one of the first to share a story.

My mountain is 100 pounds.  It’s been a really tough journey so far, but I’m committed to not letting my body get the better of me.  37 pounds down – 63 to go!  From now on when I have a bad day and get grumpy I’m going to think… geez, at least I don’t have to climb Mt. Everest!!!!

Thanks for helping to keep my mountain in perspective,

Sara Sullivan (AKA the incredible shrinking Sara!)


1 Response to “What’s your Mountain? 100 pounds”

  1. 1 stesaray December 30, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Wow! Congratulations on losing 37 pounds! I’m just starting my 100 pound journey. I’m inspired to read that you are a third of the way through yours!

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About Wendy Booker

In June of 1998, this 55 year old mother of three was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS after experiencing balance problems, blurred vision and numbness on her left side. When first diagnosed, Wendy was devastated. But it took very little time for her to transform anguish into inspiration. She immediately turned her hobby of casual running into a continuous pursuit and has now completed nine marathons.

Mountain climbing became the next conquest. Wendy learned about a team of mountain climbers with Multiple Sclerosis who were attempting to climb Mt. McKinley (Denali) in Alaska. With no previous climbing experience, she dedicated a year to hard training and set off with them in 2002. Although weather conditions prohibited the team from completing, Wendy attempted the summit again in 2004 on her own and she succeeded!

The feeling of accomplishment she experienced propelled her next aspiration: to climb the highest mountain on each continent. Just five years later, Wendy Booker has successfully reached the top of six of The Seven Summits – Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. McKinley, Mt. Elbrus, Mt. Aconcagua, Mt. Vinson Massif and Mt. Kosciuszko. Mt. Everest, the highest mountain on earth, still awaits for 2010.


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