Fifty Miles

My most recent hike was also my longest – fifty miles in twenty-four hours.

I hiked from the Tom Leonard shelter to Cheshire, MA, where I am now, taking a brief rest.

People like to say that they can’t hike the Appalachian Trail, or that they could never hike fifty consecutive miles, or that they can not pursue their dreams. I am thoroughly convinced that they are wrong!

Sure, I suffered from sore feet, paranoia, and delirium, but I did it. It was worth it, simply to prove to myself that I could do it.

A favorite author of mine says: “Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they’re yours.” Of course. And why not challenge yourself? What’s the worst that can happen? You start living your dreams?

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