There is just something powerful about saying 100 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro! I still remember writing a post titled Parker’s Climb – The First 100 Days, and at that time it felt like we were light years away from stepping foot on Mt. Kilimanjaro. As I always say, “Time stops for no one” and nothing is more true than for those who are living with Parkinson’s disease! And that brings me to why the Parker Family chose to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to begin with!
The Logo Created By Russ Ackner – July 2010 – Now Widely Recognized
Parker’s Climb . . . → Read More: 100 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parker’s Climb Memories To Build The Team
As each day passes, I have more and more visions of Father Time in my head. At no other point in my life, have I thought so much about time, and its passing. I have always tried to plan for the future, or at least I think I have tried, but when you really think about it, the clock ticks on, in spite of how hard we try to slow its hands.
I still recall the feeling I had just a month ago on New Year’s Eve, as 2010 became a memory and 2011 became reality. The first thought that ran through my head . . . → Read More: 152 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Father Time & The Hands of Time
It is with great pleasure that Parker’s Climb launches Peter Glenn of Vermont to our retail line up to benefit our 2011 Team Fox Event! I cannot think of a better retail partner to represent in keeping with our sporting mission towards climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in July 2011 to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Geoffrey and I are extremely fortunate that we have a Peter Glenn store in Ft. Lauderdale. We have already purchased things there for our previous two climbs of Mt. Katahdin and Mt. Greylock, and I just placed our first order on line! Every order . . . → Read More: 187 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parker’s Climb Launches Amazing Sporting Brand To Benefit Team Fox
This is the 100th post for www.parkersclimb.com. When I sat down tonight to write, I was unaware that I would be writing the 100th post on Parker’s Climb. I knew it was getting close, but it is just not something that you realize when the clock is ticking towards the goal.
Parker’s Climb post NUMBER 100!! On one hand the time has flown by so fast that I am just amazed! On the other hand, since I just wrote the title at 264 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro, it still seems like a life time from now until we will really . . . → Read More: 264 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Parker’s Climb – The First Hundred Days
Geoffrey and I started our day walking the track around the Pompano Beach Park. The walk from start to finish is about 4.35 miles and we finished it in about an hour and a half. We were in no rush and just decided to take it easy.
It was the first time we have walked the track since climbing Mt. Katahdin and we figured we better get a few miles in before Mt. Greylock. All in all it was a pretty easy walk.
We fully intended to start out early while it was cool, but did not get started until . . . → Read More: 273 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Grandma’s Wedding Gift
One week ago today, the Parker Family completed our Mt. Katahdin challenge. Hard to believe it has been a week – but life goes on, as they say.
I went back to the gym for the first workout after the climb this morning. This was full body – weight training. You may remember over the past few weeks that Geoff kept saying, as I would drag in from the gym, “one day you will go work out and you will get the most amazing feeling – it will just be an incredible high!” Well it happened today. I came out . . . → Read More: 304 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Bar Harbor, Maine
THE PARKER’S CLIMB CHALLENGE – HELP US REACH A FUNDRAISING GOAL OF $5,267.00 BY SEPTEMBER 4, 2010!
THIS IS $1.00 FOR EVERY FOOT TO THE SUMMIT OF MT. KATHADIN! PLEASE GIVE TODAY!
The encouragement, positive comments and congratulatory messages over the Parker’s Mt. Kathadin summit on August 26, 2010, continue to pour in from many corners of the globe. I still am finding it hard to believe that the climb was almost a week ago and that we have met a short term goal. The Parker’s reached the summit at 5,267 feet!
I am not the only Parker feeling . . . → Read More: 306 Days To The Mountain – The $5,267 Dollar Challenge – By September 4, 2010
Monday morning after being on vacation is never an easy day!! The day started out as most regular Monday mornings. I climbed out of bed, showered, and dressed for work.
I cannot say that I was overly excited to go back to work this morning. Not because I do not love my work, I do, Really! You see, normally, I have kept up with emails and stayed on top of pending work related matters while out on vacation, just to ease the pain of that Monday morning return.
This trip was different. I did not check emails, I did not . . . → Read More: 307 Days To The Mountain – Parkers Climb Kathadin On YouTube
It is Sunday morning and Geoff, Greg, and I are making our way towards home from Maine. George, Larri & Maddy are driving back to Boston and George IV has already made his way home to Vermont. I have such mixed emotions for the week to end. This was a special week, for many reasons.
I thought climbing Mount Kathadin would make my voice for Parker’s Climb much louder. Believe it or not, initially, it somewhat took my words away! I have spent the last couple of days just reflecting on the climb and trying to get my emotions reined . . . → Read More: 308 Days To Mt. Kilimanjaro – Reflection After The Kathadin Summit