This weekend my husband and I hiked fifteen miles through a place called Dolly Sods Wilderness Area in West Virginia.
The trek has many hills and the beginning of our hike was two miles uphill due to the main road being closed.
I love hiking, but must admit, was not prepared for this. My husband was ahead, leading the way, while behind I muttered curses to the hill.
During one of our stops, I shared my frustration and how it was not easy.
“It is not going to be easy in the jungle” he said
“The elephants are not going to wait for you”
He’s right, this training is to prepare me for the unknown, because unlike our hikes together or with friends, I will have to rely on myself.