15.55 miles hiked
The day started with about a mile of being good. And then it started to go badly. Mentally today I wanted this hike to end. I want to be home so badly. I miss my dog so much. Memories came up as her as a puppy and I suddenly felt a wave of sadness that I’ve missed so much of her 4th year. I missed her summer of swimming and hiking and camping. I miss her smiley face and her kisses and hugs. I cried today missing home.
Then my feet started to hurt and my left butt cheek and calves again. Flow and Dreamcatcher were also having a rough day. We hugged and cried a little together.
We finally all caught up to Ace and then hiked together the rest of the day. We played words games to pass the time.
I set up camp around 6:30 early and my tramily hiked another 2 miles. I just wasn’t okay today and wanted to stop. (I actually wanted to stop 2 miles before that but my second wind came to help me hike 2 more miles with my friends.
Mentally I wanted the hike to end today. I want to be home. I miss my puppy. I don’t want to miss more of her life. I wanted to quit. The mileage I was supposed to do today weighed on me. After over a week off I wasn’t ready. I had set myself up for failure. So instead I stopped early. I pushed myself as hard as I could today and my tramily went ahead another two miles. And that’s okay. We had a fun time second half of the day regardless of the fact 3/4 tramily members were struggling today. We played word games, and laughed and joked.
I watched a movie, ate, and wrote this blog :) off to bed for a hopefully better day tomorrow :)