Hike 32/52, 10 miles, 4000 feet of elevation gain. ~
Mailbox Peak ❤️📬💌
Leading up to this hike I was filled with doubt, and wanted to back out so many times. I doubted if I was strong enough and able to summit this difficult and steep trail. My workout routine had come to a standstill- and I doubted my ability to go on any hike, let alone this one.
The day before I was filled with critical thoughts as I went through three stores looking for new hiking pants, and ended up empty handed as the stores didn’t carry my size. The racks were full of small, medium, and large...and virtually nonexistent for anything that would fit me. I criticized my body, and shamed myself for failing to continue my morning runs.
All of this changed once I got on the trail. Hiking with my friends in the forest I felt recharged, reconnected, and renewed. I felt strong, capable, and motivated to get to the top. We took breaks when needed, gave each other encouragement, and enjoyed the breathtaking views. The last stretch we pushed ourselves, counting our steps to make it to the top. We worked as a team, waiting for one another, checking in with each other, and pushing together to the top.
Here we are the moment we reached the top and viewed the mailbox together! I am so thankful for these women. Without them I would have given into my self-doubt, and with them I found my strength and tackled that peak. #badasswomen
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