Rest & Recharge on the Appalachian Trail
When I started my thru hike of The Appalachian Trail, I was hyped and excited to plow forward in full force. I think of the song “who let the dogs out.” That’s the way I felt. Now that I am over halfway, I am understanding the importance of resting and recharging to take care of me. I know it’s a hike your own hike out here, but taking time to enjoy the hike is also so important. I am so glad that I’ve had the chance to visit Gettysburg, spending time with family, hanging out in Amish country, and slowing down to enjoy this journey. I feel this is a hike of a lifetime as a marathon, not a sprint, so I will be forever grateful to others who have gone before to pave the way. Others that have never regretted how “slow” they hiked this trail but how much they miss it and how they wished they would have taken more time to enjoy it. I feel that I am in a good balance of both worlds, and for that, I will rest and be recharged to continue this process of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail!!
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