Thursday, May 31, 2012

A.T. Hike

I had a great time hiking the Appalachian Trail. We hiked about 15 miles over 3 days- 10 of those miles were on Sunday. And about 8 of those miles were up a HUGE mountain!
 It was crazy difficult, but I had no choice but to keep on going. About 1 mile into it, I started not being able to breathe very well. That kind of scared me and I got overwhelmed with emotion, wondering what was wrong with me, how in the world am I supposed to keep climbing, etc. I don't know why I started crying, I guess everything just hit me at once. So we stopped, and Deeje (my sweet brother) realized my backpack was too loose and the strap across my chest was constricting my breathing. He fixed it, and after that I had no more trouble breathing! It was still a hard climb, but we would stop and take water breaks often.
 Reaching the top was awesome! At times I really wondered if I could make it, but I knew I had to, so I did!
At one of the shelters along the way, someone had written "adversity introduces a man to himself".
  And now I know what that means! I loved pushing myself beyond what I thought I could do, and then discovering who I really am!

Finally at the top of the mountain!

We had a great time, and I can't wait to go back again!


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  1. Sounds like a tough but good climb! Way to push through and get it done!!!

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