ohhhh throwback to warmer days on one of my favorite trails🙌🏼
i remember feeling a large sense of accomplishment after hiking this trail because it was 13ish miles on my still-recovering ankle sprain. i hiked the following day because i felt so great...then went into a downward spiral of pain from pushing it too much.
flash forward to today - i ran 6 miles. this is something i have been looking forward to. “the day i could run again”. i kept it simple, flat, and on a gravel path. the first mile my ankle was quietly talking to me in the sense of......what the heck are we doing? we don’t do this anymore. but by mile 2-3 i just wanted to keep going. i could’ve kept going but talked myself out of it. nothing clears the mind completely like running does.....well except climbing.
by mile 6 i was just repeating in my mind - one step in front of the other that’s all this is....
and it was
just like life.
only one breath at a time
one step at a time
one moment - THIS moment is all we have, what shall we do with this moment?
i’m thinking about maybe starting a simple 1-mile a day challenge. i’d be happy if anyone wanted to join me?! just one mile....everyday for let’s say a month. it can be more than a mile but the mile will be the bare minimum. WHOS WITH ME?!🙋🏻 rain or fucking shine. also if you’re a slow runner - dm me. i need friends again