Take Time to Recognize Your Journey

I was talking with a friend recently how I couldn’t do the journey she is currently on.  She reminded me that there are things I do that she can’t – like running deep in the woods.  I took a few days to ponder that, because there is a lot to learn from it.


PCT in Plumas County as the sun is setting.

I have been camping and wheeling in the woods with my husband for 20 years. I love the woods, feel at home there.  My running journey started in the woods after I signed up for a Ragnar Trail relay. And ever since, I rather run through the hills over wheeling. I feel home on the trail.


Me looking down from near the slabs on the Rubicon Trail. Buck Lake in the background.

I didn’t feel I was doing something someone else couldn’t because I know where I started.  I signed up for the two-day, 16 mile plus relay not running since high school.  I downloaded the app Couch to 5k and began my own journey (although it didn’t feel like a journey at the time.)  I am not a committed runner, in that, I don’t run as often as I can.  To me I am still in the beginning stages of my journey.  I haven’t stepped back to see how far I really have come. I suppose we do that to ourselves more often than we realize.


At my first pre-run for Ragnar 2016 Royal Gorge, CA.

Look at your life. I know there are things you are doing today that no one else could do and others are in awe. Writing, crocheting, reading, biking, teaching, parenting, photography, the talents are endless!  Everything we do we should step back and reflect on our accomplishments.  We trained, practiced, or maybe it was a natural talent, but however it became yours you nurtured it.  Today be proud of your accomplishments and know you are doing amazing things with it!!


As far as the eye can see – adventure awaits – Sierra County

This journey is ours to share!


15 thoughts on “Take Time to Recognize Your Journey

  1. I am so very excited to go camping again and your pictures make me want to be camping right now. This was such a good reminder that we all have our own things we are good at, yes someone may be better at it but if it makes us happy than we should keep doing it.


    • I can’t wait for camping season to start either!! Your comment touched my heart. Always do what you love, even as you work towards getting better at it! 🙂


    • I love it. Very similar to the beach, but instead of the waves crashing, you hear the wind flow through the pines and many birds chirping. It also smells wonderful! Happy Mountain exploring to you!

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  2. Being in the woods brings a sense of peace to me. My journey through the woods is usually at a much slower pace where I can take in the beauty around me.


  3. Yes, in our journey in life, we should always look back and appreciate all the efforts you’ve done just to achieve what you have now. It may also be the secret of every one’s success.


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