Mountains for breakfast

Hello from Zanesville, Ohio! I’m writing this from a cot, which is extremely exciting. The church that we’re staying at arranged for us to be able to sleep on cots from the American Red Cross! Today we entered into Ohio. It is crazy that we are finally getting to the Midwest but it is a breath of fresh air after the mountains!

We’ve spent most of the past week climbing through the Appalachian mountains. I can honestly say that it is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Physically, my body was pushed to limits it had never been before. Mentally, it was equally as straining. You had to just keep convincing yourself that you could do it, you could keep climbing, despite the burning in your legs and your pure exhaustion. I think as a team we all got a lot closer while going through the mountains. We really had to work together to make it through because many people climb at different speeds.

The mountains were one of the hardest thing but I really enjoyed it! One of my favorite mottos on during the mountain days was “I eat mountains for breakfast.”


My bike, Zia, and I after conquering a mountain!


Riding in Pennsylvania!

Comments (2)
  • Sharon Schmitt says:

    Hi Heather……I work with your Mom. She told me about your endeavor and I am so amazed, thankful and proud of you!!!!! I wish you good health and strength throughout your ride.

    I have just finished treatment for breast ca. I am the 7 th person in my family to have it. I am BRCA +, and hoping for a cure before my daughter will have to face this fate of my family.

    So thanks and keep up the fight!

    Sharon achmitt

  • hnorris hnorris says:

    Sharon, it’s great to hear from you! Congratulations on finishing treatment and thanks for checking out the blog!

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