Failure!

If you want to look up the definition of failure look no further it’s me: Nina.
For two years I’ve dreamt of hiking the Appalachian Trail. I thought it was something I could do. I thought the Appalachian Trail would be the one thing I could look back on and say I finally have accomplished something big in my life. I’ve felt something was missing in terms of something that I can say I did something big.
Today I have ended my hike. The first 4 miles of today’s hike was so grueling. I’m not sure if it was the difficult climb up Sassafras Mountain. Descending was just as tough as the climbs. My left knee is screaming out in pain my and my ankles are sore. Every step was a wobbly one. I knew going into this hike I had arthritis, but though I could somehow hike thru it.

Some said to me today at least I tried. I doubt that as I hiked a total of 12 miles. I bawled on the phone to John telling him I couldn’t continue.

I feel I let down a lot of people. Clearly I was physically unprepared for the hike. I just know I have to listen to my body, and it screams for relief.

That’s it. Sorry

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11 thoughts on “Failure!

  1. Tanya MacDonald

    No apologies necessary…
    No shame in ‘attempting’ anything in life. It’s ‘your’ journey and there are no rights and wrongs,
    I don’t see any failures here!
    Don’t compare yourself to anyone else

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  2. Hoppy Hopkinson

    Hi Nina, we are so sorry to hear your dream ended so early. Do not feel like you let people down as at least you tried where others haven’t. It is better to have tried and failed than to have wondered for the rest of your life what you had missed. All the best and don’t beat yourself up. Hoppy and Pauline.

    On Thu, 4 Apr 2019, 3:23 pm 1 Adventure After Another, wrote:

    > Nina Martin posted: ” If you want to look up the definition of failure > look no further it’s me: Nina.For two years I’ve dreamt of hiking the > Appalachian Trail. I thought it was something I could do. I thought the > Appalachian Trail would be the one thing I could look back on a” >

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  3. Dean and Ananda

    This is not failure Nina. There is a reason which will will become clear in time. You tried but the time was not right. We love your courage!! Please come back here on your way home. And now we are excited to plan a trip to see you later this summer!!

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    1. Hi Dean and Amanda. Thank you! Gosh was I under prepared. I knew it’d be tough, but the hills just killed my knees. Couple days rest and I’m able to walk.
      That’d be awesome if you do get a chance to visit.
      Thank you so much for being there for me.

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  4. pf

    short and sweet…..come on home , summer is coming and lots of big adventures lie ahead… hanging out with me for one. i can guarantee you will be bigger by the end it… ha…. 6 mos is too long away from home anyway….. see you soon i hope…. hugs p

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    1. Hi Hoppy. Yes, I did get your messages, just hadn’t replied yet. Just getting over the “feeling sorry for myself” stage. Feeling a bit better now. Thank you for the kind words.

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  5. Pauline Hopkinson

    It’s ok Nina ,your not a failure,you tried and that’s the important thing .You did your best and we still love you for it .See you soon xo

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