No Limits

For those of you who have been following Expedition Impossible know what I’m talking about when I say No Limits!

I didn’t start watching this show until about half way through but the team No Limits stole my heart.  This team is made up of a purple heart veteran who just recently seriously injured his ankle (which he broke in combat),Ike, a blind man, Eric, and one that keeps them all together with an uplifting positive attitude, Jeff.

Watching this team accomplish incredible feats like scaling mountains, forging rivers, repelling cliffs, jumping off the same cliffs is so humbling.  Eric said something that just made me stop a moment, as they were dead last, Ike in serious pain, Eric putting his life in Jeff’s hands, and traveling across an incredible plain in Morocco, he said something along the lines of  this is the first time that I have  ‘seen’ this country for the first time, its amazing how much I missed because I was so focused on the next rock or step ahead.

Isn’t that just so true in life that we focus so much on the rocks or the next steps ahead that we just let everything pass us by.  Maybe some times we all just need to slow down and take in life around us.

The incredible feats that these men have overcome astounds me, each one relying on each other 110%, literally putting their lives in each others hands.  And just when you think their journey is over they never give up hope and keep pushing forward.  These truly inspire me and even if they don’t win they have shown the world that there are No Limits.

Here is the teams bio from ABC.com, “Friends Erik, Jeff and Ike stick together during both good times and bad. Erik became blind at an early age but didn’t let that get him down. In 2001, he reached the summit of Mount Everest. Jeff serves as Erik’s “eyes in the field.” He has been Erik’s primary climbing guide for over 20 years and is a published author and motivational speaker. Ike is a combat engineer officer in the military, earning two Bronze Star Medals, a Purple Heart and an Army Commendation Medal, among others. He has served in Iraq and Afghanistan and will deploy again to Afghanistan after completing Expedition Impossible.”

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