It’s truly amazing what a few months can do for physical endurance.
I still remember the way I felt on my first intensive hike. I went with my family to Mt. Rainier for a gorgeous day of hiking to a river. I didn’t think much of it, planning to go on the hike. I didn’t think about how I’d handle the incline and distance or how I’d handle keeping up with my crazy fit family, most of which have done full marathons (yes, I said multiple). That was definitely one of my lowest moments physically. I can’t even think of a time that I felt lower about myself and what I could do.