MVP: Just because I like to do something doesn’t mean I should be doing it!
Pam and I have been getting ready for a 260-mile hike we are going to do in June. The Pennine Way is Britain’s oldest long distance hiking trail and has been on my bucket list since 1986!
We are preparing by increasing the frequency, distance, and intensity of our hikes. Two weeks ago, we decided to do three long hikes on back-to-back-to-back days.
I like to take ownership of getting our equipment and food ready and for planning out our hiking routes, so I did all three of those things for our little trifecta.
All three of the hikes I chose were failures.
The first hike was 50% on a road and then required us to cross a major river with no bridge!
We got lost driving a back road to the second hike and almost wrecked our car. BTW, the Subaru Forester does surprisingly well on muddy, rutted, and boulder strewn roads. 🤣
The third hike was straight up fill for 2 ½ miles. We made it 80% of the way there before deciding that discretion was the better part of valor.
For our next hike, we are planning the route together!
Today’s intention: Is there anything you do that you don’t need to be doing and that someone else might be better at?