My crew and I decided we were going to do the Trans Catalina Trail (a 37 mile trail that takes you from one end of the island to the other) in segments.
On Wednesday I finished the first 5 miles (with an extra 2.5 miles to make a loop) and yesterday the crew and I did the next 10 miles (with an extra 2 miles that took us back to town).
Apart from the fantastic work out I got in I was also able to really enjoy a "real" hike in a beautiful area. My sense of accomplishment (when I finally finished, got to take my hiking boots off and take my hurting feet off the ground) was overwhelming.
It's not like I had never walked 10 miles before. I have. But this time I was doing it for a specific purpose. I did it because I wanted to prove to myself that I could. I did it because I wanted to accomplish something and be proud of myself. I also did it because I knew I wouldn't be alone. And it felt great doing it with a group of young, energetic, fit, people.
And it was fun. And I'll do it again (but first I think I'll let my blisters subside. LOL)
Here are the pics!
By the time we were getting to the end of the trail I was pretty tired and maybe a little loopy as evidence of this picture I took.
But then I found this awesome quote that made my day:
Oh Catalina. The land of bison, fox and eagles. We spotted all three and a few other amazing things.
It's times like these where I truly appreciate my decision to finally get off my ass and get active. I won't ever regret it. I will always keep going.
The soreness, the exhaustion, the blisters. They're always worth it.