Finding My Way – Both on the Trail and In My Head
I was feeling energetic so I chose a bit more strenuous trail this morning. Besides, I’ve a cramping in my calf muscle.
So this trail, being steeper and rockier, will loosen it up with a better work out.
For gosh sake, right off the bat, I missed a turn in the trail.
I took only a few steps before I realized it. But nonetheless, I missed it.
I was pondering an important question
So, I was not as present as I usually am on a hike.
Isn’t that the way we often hike, though?
I often see runners wearing earphones as they zip by, obviously splitting their attention between their listening and where their feet pound the dirt.
I get it! It’s obviously why I missed the trail’s turn.
I tried to give up my thinking and pay more attention to my hiking.
Oops, I meet a hiker.
She is walking her dog. So I stop to take her picture, which I’ve been doing ever since I lost my dog last spring.
She is the third woman hiker with a dog I met on the trail today.
But when I met the others I was so preoccupied that I forgot to take their photos.
On my other hikes this week I did take a few photos of other hikers and their dogs.
I wonder why I see so many women with dogs on the trails. Far more than men. is this a Taos phenomenon? Or is it more widespread?