Thursday Treadmill Treats
Part 3 Our trip to Asheville North Carolina, Living in the moment always
After the first 12 mile hike from hell you would think we had enough. That night when we came home, we all had blisters, our legs were screaming, we were dead tired and I felt like I just did a triathlon but we’re no quitters… no there were more state parks to tackle.
So this time we went to a underground cavern called Linville Cavern which was cool and at least we didnt have to much hiking to do.
I am thinking this is okay… I can do this, even though my legs are still on fire, even after a massage the night before.
But noooo….the kids say we have to see the waterfall in the park next door….come on its only a short hike…so off we go.
Oh sure short at this point is 3 steps to me but they say…its only 1.6 miles in and then the next one is only .09 miles in and wait we have to go to the bottom of the waterfall and that’s ONLY 2 miles in. Yes in but what about out? No one is thinking its the same amount out….Hello! That means double!
I am about to cry, there is not a part of my body that doesn’t hurt, my hiking boots are now giving me blisters on top of my blisters, my ass joined in at this point and was also complaining but they left the best for last…oh lucky me!
This ONLY 2 mile hike in was over the worst terrain I had seen, big bolders, tree’s that you had to climb over, deep inclines, down rickety old steps.
Luckily my friend waited and helped me through because I was dead at this point and couldn’t care less about seeing this dam waterfall but my girls chimmed in “You got this mom!” So how could I quit…. my head was thinking I got this, my body on the other hand was saying “Bitch, turn around this aint happening!”
I really wanted to listen to my body but yet again I suffered through to see a waterfall which my oldest boyfriend was amazed by (He’s from Miami) and my girls seemed to love so it made it all worth it to me.
On the way out as my friend was helping over a bolder, he grabbed my waist and somehow slipped and his hand slammed into my ribs and I hear a crack, oh shit, I am truly falling apart I think.
Of course getting out is worst than coming in as its now all uphill, if I thought I couldn’t breathe before ha this was even worst. But “Mom you got this” kept ringing in my head so on I went.
My cheerleaders left me in the dust at this point and I actually felt sorry for my friend because it was if he was helping a ninty year old women. Being in shape all of my life this really sucked for me. Maybe this wasnt such a great idea after just being sick…oh well too late!
I made it to the top breathing like I needed an oxygen tank, half crippled and bruised up but hell I did it!
We all celebrated by finding the best bbq in Asheville and then pasting out in front of the fireplace that night.
The lesson here my friends is that even when you dont think you have it in you, dig deeper, its in there, you can do it and when you finally finish the feeling is amazing knowing you can do anything you set your mind to!
Broken, bruised and beat up…you can do it….you got this!
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