The Smokies were surprising. Suddenly I was making friends all over the place; section hikers, day hikers, and park staff were abundant.
Much to my surprise, I felt comfortable in the woods, more so than I had in the past six days. Must be something about whitewater that puts my mind back at ease. I wasn’t constantly worrying about snakes or bears or mountain lions. I wasn’t concerned about being alone. I finally felt adjusted and borderline confident.
“Ok Google, find me ‘yoga for stress.’” A short 15-minute stretch helped me get my head back on my chores list, and off of how overwhelming it felt. So much to do and so little time. Yet, already today I had ticked off another few items. My dog sitter has been briefed, my laundry has […]
I can actually put my body through physically demanding tasks – like running or skiing or hiking with a weighted vest – without fear of damaging my hip. So what did I do as soon as I could see that light at the end of the tunnel? I started planning.