There are mind sets you get stuck in. For me, one of those mind sets is that I am slow and have to take breaks when I'm hiking. My mind was blown recently when I had the epiphany that I can just go slower for a few steps rather than taking a break. 2 weeks ago I then realized the hike on Glory Mt off Teton pass, that I do all the time, I could do with out stopping. I didn't think I could do it right away so I set it as a season goal. I hiked Glory a few times and tried to do it non stop but something always cameras up, had to pee, shed a layer, had asthma issues etc... Always something, so I started thinking of ways to eliminate each of them. I honestly didn't really think I would be able to until at least mid-season. TODAY, this morning... I DID IT! It was just the right situation, my breathing was good, I pee'd before I left, I shed a layer as I moved.. And just slowed down if I needed to then sped up when I could, keeping my breathing and heart rate under control.
I am surprised that I did it and I need bigger goals now! So exciting!