As continued, on the "what is living" series, we are joined by college blogger Sade and her endless adventures. haha.. just kidding. I am not Dr. Phil, and this is not a therapy and counseling show. All jokes aside, I went on a long-awaited hiking trip to Shenandoah National Park
. My legs and underarm are definitely still in pain. We went on a 2 day trip, which included camping. I went with a close friend of mine because we both wanted to try something different and experience "the Great Outdoors." Our actual hike started at 2:45AM... Yes, you read that right. 2:45AM. We wanted to leave early in order to catch the sunrise at the peak of the mountain. Originally, when I signed up for the trip, I suspected some level of difficulty (I mean we are
in the outdoors). But during the 3 hour hike uphill, I was doubting myself to why I would put myself through this slow and fast-pacing pain. As we went into our 2nd hour of hiking, group morale was fairly high but I was already reflecting on the beautiful hike down and getting some breakfast. Unfortunately, the group had other plans. I pushed myself through it until we reached the very top of a mountain. Isn't that insane? We literally reached the top of the mountain. It was a rewarding and enlightening experience. Biggest lesson learned: it's completely okay to push yourself. Challenge is good. This "what is living series" will continue through different events but in a less consistent form that they usually have been. And for those wondering what food I ate, we all pitched in and put sides to make one big burrito line, it was glorious. Tip: Try burritos with chickpeas, won't regret it. Until then, I'm outtie.
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