Nice Easy day today

The term easy has varying degrees. Today was only nice and easy because I was done before I had to crawl into the shelter. I have decided to lessen my miles and go slower then my 2mph pace. My left and right brain have been arguing all day. My left brain says “Go girl, only 4 more miles and you can keep pace with your friends” right brain says, “You are no longer 26 and you really should stop and rest” Left brain says, “yah, but. …” Then right brain wins and I stop for the day. Right brain goes the distance and plans the next 5 days out limiting the distance for each day to under 14 so left brain won’t get out of control. 

Waited out a down poor at a little tenting park complete with nice flat tenting spaces, picnic tables and a bathroom with showers and outlets. Took a shower and charged my electronics. I was the only girl and had the place to myself while the guys had to share their space. One stall for each of them to rest in. 

I actually have time to stretch and journal before bed time. I may be slowing you pace but I can’t seem to change my 5am wake time. Early to bed and early to rise

Happy Hiking

Emily M. Leonard

About Emily M. Leonard

I am a 50 year old Maine native and lover of the outdoors. Former Physical Education teacher and soccer coach. I am Married to the best husband ever and gave up teaching and coaching to raise our two wonderful sons. I have always enjoyed being outside and on the go.