Some of the things I've done that were hard, at least for me, were:
- In 1971 and again in 1972 I ran a 50 mile marathon at Laguna Beach, California. In the first marathon I took 14th place and ran it in 12 hours and 46 minutes. The second year I took 5th place with a finish time of 8 hours and 23 minutes.
- I spent 2 years serving as a missionary in a country that I was totally unaccustomed to and that was ruled by a dictator who declared Marshall Law which lasted the entire 2 years I lived there.
- Raise 4 children
- Be a scout master
- Extended fasting
- Watch a little child die
- See someone starve to death
- Allow myself to be stung by several bees at once to build up immunity to the swelling that comes from bee stings