I was feeling rather smug, having not taken a single fall or stumble. But, was quickly reminded, that the trek down the hill can be far more difficult, when I took a tumble in some unstable earth, trying to save
Claire from a fall. Instead I went down. Hard. On my elbow and bum. Both are sore! Ouch.
About 2/3 of the way down, I began to feel it. My body was talking to me. But I had so thoroughly enjoyed every part of this hike, minus the fall, that I didn't even mind the soreness that was creeping in.
We made our way back down to the start of the hike, taking a few minutes to take in the beauty again.
Looking a bit disheveled, but still smiling.....downward we continued.
Thank you Gennifer and Jake, for inviting us to join you. We can't wait to do it again! Well, maybe after I can walk again, that is. Feeling a little bit sore this morning! But a good kind of sore.
Thanks for coming along on our hike with me.
I will be back soon with some of the things we have been doing in the past couple of weeks.
Happy New Year! And by the way, my word for the year...CHALLENGE! I am challenging myself in 2014. Already stepping outside my comfort zone to challenge myself with this hike. But I challenge myself to accept the things that life throws our way, good and bad. To greet them head on, and make the best of them. 2013 was a tremendous challenge. And though it seems odd to use the same word that describes the previous year, I am challenging myself to handle life's ups and downs in the best way possible for 2014. So bring it!!!! I am ready.