Back in the mountains!

After THREE (ugh!) days of rest, I was back at it today, hiking up the old trail on Seattle's popular Mt. Si.  Taking three days off to recover was tougher for me than training would have been.  And, I took some time to contemplate that.  Mountaineering has become part of my identity, and so it is difficult when - even though it's for a good reason - I'm unable to do it.  

I was thankful today for fresh legs and sunshine ... and only carrying twenty pounds!