I went on a long hike yesterday. When I got to a junction, I decided to go for it and go up the insanely steep way that I usually ignore. As I started up, I heard a couple male voices behind me casually saying "Want to try the steep way?" "Sure, why not". I figured they didn't know how hard it was, and they would flame out after a mile. But I kept hearing them behind me. After a few miles, I started wondering if I wasn't as fit as I thought, if these two guys could just casually go up this path. I was starting to feel pretty pathetic when I got to the top, red faced and sweaty, and they where still right behind me. I stopped to enjoy the view, and they came up to me and said "You set a heck of a pace. That was crazy!". It is amazing how I went from feeling pathetic to being proud of myself. Especially when I realized these guys were super fit (like model-level cut), and easily half my age. Now I feel proud of myself for making these guys work to keep up!