Today I failed 20 times.
I set daily goals on the AT. How far I intend to hike, where to stop for lunch, basic stuff.
I have a personal goal to try to climb every hill and mountain WITHOUT STOPPING. Sometimes I can. Some days are better than others.
Today started with a lofty goal: hike 20 miles. The trail had a long 5 mile climb, as well as several smaller climbs.
I failed. I was tired this morning, and my energy was low. I stopped on a climb. Then again. A drink of water. Failure after failure…
Did I quit? No! At the end of the day, I completed my first goal. I hiked 20 miles. I can do better. I will do better. But… Today was a SUCCESS!
Don’t get concerned with small failures. Stay focused and do your best. Persist, keep your eyes on the goal, and you too can succeed!
Love reading how things are going Allen. I’m checking the AT inNH seeing where I could hook up w/ ya! Sound like Easter weekend was well received!! Spring has sprung inCT. I’m at Foxwoods warm temps and blooming trees!! God Sped.
Stopping on a climb for water is not a failure….it’s smart. Don’t create unnecessary challenges for yourself, CG….the trail will provide enough real ones! You’re doing such a great job…you must be proud. KEEP ON HIKING!
Happy Birthday!! Hope you are having a beautiful day. Can’t wait to hear where you are.
Thanks! Love you!