Do you have different kinds of tired? I’ve been on the brink of exhausted, but exhilarated at the same time. I’ve been tired after a day of what felt like beating my head against a wall and simply ready to close my eyes and try to forget about the battle. And I’ve been every kind of tired inbetween.
I prefer the exhausted but exhilarating kind of tired, like after a long hike, or a high mountain hunting trip, or six hours working on a new story, or sharing a summer read with a struggling reader who finally overcomes his resistance and tells me he can’t stop reading. I thought I heard angels singing.
Elaine and I are close to our fundraising goal for Make-a-Wish Colorado and I am grateful to all of you who have donated. There is still time and I will continue to share the link to our donation page. The kind of tired we were after 14.75 miles was exhaustion, but it gave us a clue about what hike day will be like and how we’ll need to rest and regroup to head back onto the trail between the first and second legs. We may not eat granola bars for weeks after the hike.