Rob is now ten days into his Everest Marathon adventure and it feels like he has been gone forever! We have been together for over 12 years and in that time we’ve never spent more than a couple of days apart! To say I miss him is an understatement, but I couldn’t be more proud of what he is doing!
Only a few years ago, he wouldn’t have been able to leave the house on his own, let alone travel thousands of miles to Nepal with a group of people he’s never met!
We have managed to speak every day and I love hearing his stories about what he has been up to! Nepal sounds like an incredible place and he is learning so much about their culture and history!
I know that he is finding it tough at times – getting up at 05.30am every morning and trekking at high altitude isn’t easy! However, despite this he has stayed strong and focussed and he has faced every challenge that has stood in his way! He is pushing his mind and body to the absolute limits but he is more determined than ever! That is one of the many things that makes me love Rob so much – no matter what gets thrown in his way he will never give up!
The Everest marathon is looming and I know that although it will be by far the toughest physical challenge he has ever had to face, he will give it everything he’s got!
Rob – I want you to know that there are no expectations, just to reach the starting line is an achievement in itself! We are all so proud of you, for everything, not just what you are doing now! You have already climbed your own personal mountain and reached the summit!
Stay strong but most of all stay safe – nothing is more important than you getting back in one piece! I knew before you went away how much you meant to me, but being apart from you has made me realise even more how much I need you and love you. You are my best friend and you make my world complete!
You are not alone, even though it may feel like it at times, for although I may not be by your side, you are forever in my thoughts and I am with you every step of the way!
You’ll be home before you know it and I can’t wait to celebrate! Take care sweetie! I love you with all my heart! xxxx xxxx