West Highland Way Trail ❤️ In the morning, I decided that the risk to my ankles was not worth taking so I decided that I would not be doing the final 54km of the hike 😔
I could not stop crying and feeling defeated. The pain was incredible and although my heart was saying hike, my body was saying NO!
Instead of staying on for the next three days, I decided to book an earlier flight back home.
Yes, it was a challenging week. A week in which I met some great people and the camaraderie made for a great holiday despite the weather conditions.
I have no regrets that I attempted the trail, and a trail, I intend to complete next year. With soo many people telling me, I finished the hardest part of the trail - it was comforting.
Injured & upset, I was boarding my flight back with even more motivation to continue working on my fitness & strength, to continue hiking (there is something about being with nature), and, I've even considered taking on rock climbing as a new hobbie 💪. Education is a wonderful thing and you're never too old to learn. This was too big of a trail for my first long distance hike. Maybe I was too ambitious (with only 3 month hiking experience, and 3 weeks of actual hike training - what was I expecting?!? 😐). I will complete the West Highland Way on a later date but until then i'm resting my swollen foot, with the help of some strong pain killers.
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