Means ‘one foot path’ nowadays called a hiking trail.
We went hiking yesterday after a long time. The only way we like to celebrate our wedding anniversary because it happens to be on Earth Day.
How I missed the sore legs and tiredness!
I have been battling plantar fasciitis since 2015 when I trained for the base camp hike. My feet hurt big time before my muscles get sore. Which is a pain.
So I wear ankle sleeves to keep my ankles locked and super feet soles and sturdy hiking boots to hike.
Since my knee surgery my left leg has felt weaker always. I always favored my right leg for stronger foot hold to pull myself up larger steps, or get off a large step.
With anemia any slight elevation would have me huffing and puffing with my heart beating fast.
This was the first hike that my feet didn’t hurt! I used to enjoy hiking even when my feet hurt so this was heaven. And I was able to use both my knees with equal strength which made me super happy. A slow return to normalcy? And I wasn’t huffing and puffing as much as I did in the past three years.
I still don’t know how my feet didn’t hurt. Is something healing within me with no processed sugar life style? Or is it my 5 days a week exercise? Or is it my regular iron supplements? Whatever it may be I am thankful that the hike was very enjoyable.
It was a moderate hike of 5.5mi with some 1200ft elevation. We left only at 9:30 reached Castle Rock State Park at 10:30 to find a full parking lot. We had to walk 1+mi from our car to the trail head so that added another 2+ mi to the hike although road walking is nothing compared to trail hiking.
We enjoyed this hike with sweeping Vista views, scrambling on multiple rocks, some exposed areas, weaving in and out of shade and sun. We stopped for lunch at the half way point. Are lemon rice and potato Curry, JSK is a big fan of my potato Curry. We were sitting right next to poison oak a ranger pointed out and gave a junior ranger sticker to JSK.
I was scared of ticks this time of the year and clothed everyone top to bottom.
I love hiking. Just to be with nature, at peace in harmony, to take it slow, just putting one step in front of the other.
The hikers high is addictive. The sore muscles without the sore feet are addictive. The cuties never tasted sweeter and juicier than on a trail as a snack.
Some pictures to share.