I’ve been unintentionally quiet on here lately but 8 miler/half training is still going well and yesterday I did a BEAUTIFUL 5 hour hike!!!!! There was a lot of scrambling up rocks and tree trunks and even ropes to help you scale vertical passes, and you pass three waterfalls (you actually climb up the third one) and everything is lush and green and perfect. I don’t know how that last picture of me looks so pristine because in actuality I was covered in mud.
I am so sore today but it’s a fantastic kind of sore. I’m just so grateful to have gone out yesterday and done the hike. My roommates invited their friend and she brought her friend and the two of them were kind of complaining the whole way (they were out of shape, their shoes were getting muddy, etc. etc.) but in my mind the whole time I was just appreciating the beauty around me, the breathtaking views, the tiny little frogs in the waterfalls, jumping into muddy areas, the whole shebang.
And right before we reached the top of the hike (although not the summit, we didn’t have enough time) and started heading down, we ran into this girl who was hiking solo and was lost, and so she hiked down with us and we got to talking and she was really cool and it was just a day full of great little occurrences that were so special and random.
Can’t wait to hike this one again!