Why Am I Here?

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

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