lost

lost

getting lost in muir woods sunday with sadia was probably one of the best things that could have happened to me.

it gave me a great gauge on how i’m physically doing. we hiked and scrambled and made our way through switchbacks, uphill climbs, avoiding tree knuckles (what i called all the dangerous tree roots popping up on trails like a veritable minefield), narrow tree bridges and low hanging branches.

we talked and walked and maneuvered and i managed the hike without one tearful breakdown.

the dr. would have been proud.

i was convinced that we were doomed once we realized our plan for a relatively flat easy hike turned into an adventure and warned sadia that she would get to experience first hand my completely horrifying hiking anxiety.

but as we happily marched on i found myself tackling some drastic downhill climbs with nary a tear.

what the what?

my legs handled it all so well that i can’t deny that this new running regimen is working. our 4 mile hike turned into an 8 mile hike with quite some elevation gains and we only took 3 breaks.

we did get lost but it was nothing short of a gorgeous morning that reminded me of why i love living in california and why i love my friends.

we sat in the car for awhile when we finally made our way back there and ravenously ate trail mix and sesame sticks and talked about how scales don’t give you a complete picture of your success. i can use the scale to keep me honest on where i may think i am but my ability to climb and descend and traverse scary tree bridges over deep drops really tell me how well i’m doing.

i’m doing awesome.

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1 Response to “lost”


  1. 1 Sadia Harper March 17, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    I can’t wait to get lost in the woods with you again.


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