In May of 2018 I could barely walk a mile. ⁣


⁣Almost a year and a half later (yesterday), I hiked 8.4 miles of the most strenuous hike I’ve ever done. . . on accident. 🤣🙊⁣

As we were trudging up four miles of thick, heavy mud, ice covered streams, rocks, boulders, and glorious sun lit trail through yellow aspens, I could only think, “Holy crap. Look how far I’ve come.” ⁣

I didn’t get here over night. I remember how scared I was when I first tried to push myself past one mile. My legs and spine would seize up and they felt so tight I was afraid I’d be stuck. Literally stuck. But I pushed myself farther every single attempt, even if only by a couple steps. And eventually, one mile turned into 8.4 up a mountain over boulders and streams and an icy, wet trail. ⁣

I don’t believe in pushing so hard we hurt ourselves. But yesterday, I made an exception. I was determined to see that lake. Even if when we started we thought it was only a couple miles. ⁣🤦🏻‍♀️

It always goes back to step by step. Mile by mile. Hike by hike. No matter how small, no matter how slow.⁣ (And by the last leg of that trail, I was as slow as one could go.)

And resting, soooo much. Resting, but never giving up. ⁣

That’s how we reach our destinations. Some destinations take longer than others, but I’m ok with that. ⁣

Because I know, no matter how slow I go, eventually I will get to where I’m headed. ♥️⁣

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