Rest comes easily today.
Sleep washes over me.
I am weary, very weary.
I ache in every tiny joint, in every single toe.
I hurt in my knees, hips, calves and my not so happy ankles.
I stand very slowly, tentative as I feel each muscle slowly lengthen and begin to scream out for mercy once more.
I crouch down, shrinking into my pain and I remember how amazing this all is.
I challenged my body and my mind to go beyond their feelings of comfort.
It was my mind that took me way beyond the ever building pain.
It was my body that carried me each incredible step, one after the other, after the other.
The powerful team of mind and body, working and striving to achieve this goal.
I accepted pain would accompany this mission, to walk 50km in 8hours and 20 minutes. Even now this sounds amazing.
This was a huge challenge for me, this is the very first walk I have ever attempted. No kidding I have never even tried 5km before. This was way out of the norm for any of my usual fitness challenges.
This entire journey was possible thanks to my 3 gorgeous friends, my Blister Sisters.
Kylie, Tami and Sam who have all each completed several 50km walks.
They have trained with me, guided me, supported me and at times yesterday I know waited for me.
My gorgeous support crew who came with my supplies and of course much needed hugs and kisses.
There was fun.
There was temptation.
There was my buddy beside me.
The occasional selfie.
All the fun in between.
Then there was this and a tiny sweet tear.
Even though on the outside I appear all scrunched up and tight I can assure you today I am standing tall, proud and strong.
I do feel fabulous, fabulous oh yes fabulous.