Lesson Learned: Respect the Niggle

The pain appeared gradually, barely noticeable at first. In the beginning, it truly was nothing more than a little soreness. Just something requiring a little extra TLC. But the soreness lasted for days, and as the mileage increased, soreness evolved into pain.

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It was supposed to be easy…

Lane 9 Project May Writing Prompt: It was supposed to be easy... One mile. Slow, careful, calculated. Just one mile. It was supposed to be easy…but it wasn’t. Anxious, hesitant, and excited, I strided out of the driveway and descended down our dead end road. I took a right at the intersection and a left … Continue reading It was supposed to be easy…

Preparing to Adventure

My hands slipped on my sweaty quads as the sun dotted the trail through the trees. Mud-stained calves strained on the incline, and not a word was said. Rocks scattered the trail, and as we turned the corner, hoping for a reprieve, an audible sigh was heard behind me. The climb continued. We moved forward — upward — rhythmically, … Continue reading Preparing to Adventure