Day 4 and Annie was up at 5am.
I had given up because I knew I could not do 20 miles which is the distance of section 5.
Then she decided to do the last bit of part 4 and maybe the first part of section 5.
She is finding it easy, a fast walker anyway, no aches and pains to speak of to slow her down.
But like me has no desire to do it in the rain with no views and its much more fun with someone else, so thought she would do a shorter section today
So up I got actually quite excited to get back out in the fresh air.
I have always LOVED the mountains. And although I have been miserable for the last 2 months here with the weather, this walk along with watching Outlander has put me back in love with the landscape.
It is incredible.
The sound of the streams, the spring flowers, the gorse, the islands, the clouds, the mountains it is truly uplifting and stunning.
The smells in the forest, I love that too, brings back lots of childhood memories of going into the forest with my Uncle Bert when he was working sawing down trees. Haha that would never happen now and yet we loved it and had so much fun and learning.
Now that I had got my head round not finishing I went back to why I was doing it in the first place.
Exercise, testing my body that I have been healing just to see what it can do, getting outside in fresh air and Mother Nature, checking out the trails for blogging for Balinakill and for the views, photographs and scenery.
I had actually ticked all these boxes so I was feeling brighter.
My days rest had helped my hips big time.
I have 2 questions in my head when people say they cant do something.
If you would get 5 millions pounds could you do it?
If you could save someones life would you do it?
Sitting the other day in agony I asked myself that. And yes it would take ages, lots of painkillers maybe but I know if something super heavy depended on it then I could put myself through the pain.
But that's not the case, every step is misery, forget it, I have found more out about the state of my body, I have had some fab hours on the walk and now I look forward to the sun in Malta in 7 days time.
I opened my backpack today and all the pain killers fell out, I nearly wretched looking at them, thats my bodys point of view.
This morning was amazing, the light, the sun, along the beach on the rocks, was so happy I went. We were only walking a few hours, it was enough, I still have the pain but it was amazing to be outside again.
So I need to get more oils in, more micronutrients, carry on with the daily juicing and releasing and I need to walk more for sure. More hours in.
If we had been only walking 3 hours a day it would have been easy.
But if I still want to be in the contention for munroes and treks in other countries I need to up my level of fitness.
Yoga and the kettlebell are no longer enough.
So I have learned and tomorrow I will take my grandkids out and have a fun walk with them, no stress no goals.
7 days I will be back in the sun with my daily rituals of yoga and swimming back in my life.
Woooohooooo life is good.