I once swam for 35 miles. That took some doing, but I thought I might also add a mountaineering achievement to my athletic successes.
So, this weekend, I attempted to set the record for the most mountaineering movies watched in a row.
But before I reached the peak, my brain began to swell with mountain / life metaphors, and I found myself coughing up "achieving the summit" clichés.
At risk of succumbing to "High Attitude Sickness," I was forced to return to base camp.