Keep on Climbing

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Today while I was hiking, I really just kept thinking about my bed. I mean seriously. This hike kicked my butt. I was sweating within the first 10 minutes and was panting like a dog.

Halfway up, I was still thinking about being at the bottom of the mountain and eating froyo, but the closer I got to the top the better I felt. The hike was still a tough one, but I was feeling better about it with each mile.

Not to be cheesy (but I guess yeah, I’m being cheesy) this hike reminded me that life is hard. There are moments in life where you just feel defeated and you want to throw in that metaphorical towel but you can’t. While I was hiking I continued to remind myself that I was going to feel like a badass at the top, that I was thankful to be hiking with my best friend by my side, and how lucky I am to be living in such a beautiful place. While I was sweating and sounding like I was having an asthma attack, I continued to remind myself these things and when I got to the top, I was so grateful. The view was beautiful and my favourite hiking partner was right by my side.

I love hiking and always feel that the greatest views are achieved from the more strenuous hikes. I keep going back for more because I love the feeling of reaching the top and taking in everything around me.

I was reminded to appreciate the climb even when it’s hard, because once you reach the top there’s really nothing like it. Sometimes it feels like the climb will never come to an end, and that’s when you’ve really got to live in the present, take it all in, and try your best.

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Mount Rainier

Hey everybody!

I started out the day yesterday by going to the gym and lifting some heavy stuff. Someday I will be able to do unassisted pull-ups…

Then the guy and I went on a really fantastic hike over near Mt. Rainier and it was so beautiful.

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First we hiked up to this lake….

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And then we hiked up to that little house up on top of the hill! And that’s where we got to see the beautiful view!

The hike wasn’t super long, only about 3.5 miles to the fire lookout, but boy was it hard! I was breathing so hard it was kind of embarrassing…Whenever I would see someone coming toward us I would try and slow my breathing down so they wouldn’t judge me!! Hahahah.

And then afterwards….

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Can’t really go wrong with some yummy Menchie’s! #Froyo4Lyfe

So all in all, yesterday was a good day!

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Have a fantastic day, everybody! Get a good sweat session in!