AT Day 12: Good days, bad days
You know that Ive had my share
Feeling flat this morning. Lots of climbing today so no rush. After the first climb the downhill helped me loosen up but still slow. Hiking up Roan Mountain took a long time but I had a new friend. I picked up a lost dog and he ran along behind me for 6 miles. However; he found a female and left me for her. Over the top I could see the balds that were up next. They didn't look bad. I was excited for the long downhill after the final climb. But my legs were just getting slower and heavier. The balds took me forever and I just felt like I was dying. Getting on the decent it was covered in roots and big sharp rocks. I struggled through and had the last 3 miles of smooth trail to open up. Then I got on the last 8 miles of rolling up terrain. Every uphill seemed like I was hitting a wall. I couldn't wait to be done for the day. I ate as I walked to camp and was ready for bed when I got there. There were a group of fun guys my age already set up. I chatted them up for a bit and then hit the hay. I had already forgotten about my awful day. I am glad it is behind me. I got a bunch of climbing and rough trail behind me. I guess it is better to get that over with when I am not feeling good and save the nice trails for when I am feeling good.