Why am I here?
The easy answer–
It’s beautiful. It’s fun and challenging. It’s an adventure.
True, true, and true.
But it’s also another mirror to give me a glimpse of who I am as a human.
How do I really handle things when they get tough?
How high is my pain threshold?
How do I creativity solve problems that arise?
What am I actually made of?
I consider myself a strong person, but the CT brings an entirely new perspective to strength.
We’ve covered 248 miles since last Saturday evening. That’s insane.
I had blisters starting day two. By now they are basically open wounds I’ve been cleaning and bandaging every night.
I have never felt pain like walking on open wounds over rocks and uneven ground. My pain tolerance is significantly higher than I thought.
I’m surviving off ibuprofen and pure grit and determination to see this through.
Smart idea? 🤷♀️
I’ll just keep doing the best I can.
Some miles will be slow.
Some miles I’ll be able to think past my physical pain and remember how lucky I am to be here– in these gorgeous mountains surrounded by the smell of fresh pine and the rainbow colors of the summer wildflowers.
🤍 amanda maureen