The day I gave up...
Trip Start Jul 22, 2009
163Trip End Ongoing
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I was tired of saying, "Just one more hill!" or, "I'm sure it's just around the corner!"
I kept on going, not knowing when I would arrive, if I would arrive, or whether I would run out of energy before I got to my destination.
Today I gave up!
I stopped my hike to the Maynard Mine in Indian Canyon before I arrived there. I turned around and went back to where I came.
I hadn't planned on doing this hike today
I grabbed my cameras and figured I'd start the climb of one of the many trails that are located here. I didn't bring a water bottle. Figured I'd only do a mile, or so, of the 3 miles to the mine as I would climb the mountain taking pictures for your viewing pleasure (none will be posted on my website to sell). After a 30km bike ride where I had pushed myself I didn't think I'd have much energy to hike very far, especially uphill. Off I went.
"Hey, this is easier then I figured. My legs haven't turned to rubber yet." So I continued. On and on...and on. "OK, Now I'm getting tired! It must be just over the next crest." NOT!!!!!
After 4 or 5 times of saying/doing this, I gave up
Before I forget I must mention something. On the way up I had stopped and decided to meditate (it was a very peaceful and serene place). Sitting cross legged overlooking the valley, I'm meditating and I asked Spirit/God for a sign about my journey, and then my Blackberry dinged, I had received an email. I check and it's from my friend Theresa back in Calgary. More on what the sign was in a future entry.
I'm quite sure the Maynard Mine was "just around the NEXT corner" and I could have made it. But why? What was I trying to prove? I had had a great and enjoyable hike. I was doing something I hadn't planned on doing and it was definitely not something I was prepared for.
I went further then I had expected and planned. I did do a 30km bike ride plus this 10km hike (5 up, 5 down) today. Success in my books.
Now, how does this compare to my life journey?
Very similar, there always seems to be another crest or corner to round, but I haven't quit!