my feet ache, my right ankle chewed open by friction with my sneaker. ribbons of sore lace up my legs, & i am fighting to keep my eyes open. & yet i can’t help but smile: i climbed a mountain today.
in celebration of slightly warmer weather, boyfriend & i took the train to breakneck ridge, a hiking trail about an hour from the city. we;ve climbed this mountain 3 times together. each time, it is more fun, more interesting. as we get better at climbing, we challenge ourselves & each other. each time, i come down the other side having done something i’ve never done before. if that’s not a saturday well spent, i don’t know what is.