Sunday, January 15, 2012

Mesa Trail Hike, Excuses Are No Longer My Obstacle.

A year ago I set my sights on Mesa Trail, 
Eldorado Springs to Chautauqua Park. 
Not ice, snow, clouds, or strong winds would inhibit me today, 
the obstacles I conveniently created in fairer weather have been lifted.

Some water on my back, a banana, and a tangerine. 
Gloves on, hat pulled down closely, I'm cold. 
Sun is shining, coat unzipped, gloves off, I'm sweating. 
I progress, one foot simply in front of the other. 

My mind often contemplates if I'm going the right way. 
Can I follow the wrong trail marker? 
While I frequently seek physical confirmation, 
it's a trail of prior footsteps in the snow that leads my way. 

I convince myself at one point, I am just a short way from home. 
I don't have to do the whole trail today. 
Instead I turn away from home and just keep moving along. 
I feel comfort on the trail I know, as many miles were new to me. 

I turned a corner to a wide open space. 
Chautauqua Park at my feet, 8 miles behind me. 
I had arrived. 
Excuses were no longer my obstacle. 

Accomplished, satisfied, proud. 










3 comments:

  1. That's FANTASTIC! Way to go! It's such a great feeling to accomplish something physical. And don't you always feel great afterwards? Keep it up!

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  2. Awesome! I could feel the positive energy of your satisfaction. Nothing like a great hike and bit of a challenge to make you feel like you can take on the world! I always look forward to getting back to Colorado and the mountains and their healing energy!

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  3. Love your words and the visualization of your trek. You are doing so much good for your body and your spirit.

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