Do you ever have those days where you just feel like “ugh, I am so disgusting!” Ever have that be your entire life? Okay, so maybe not my entire life but there are a lot of days that I wake up and I am not happy with how I look. It’s hard. I just had a baby so things aren’t like they usually are and despite working out 5-6 days a week, things aren’t moving as fast as they should be. Probably because I’m getting old now.
Hubs had a random day off work the other day and so we decided to do a hike. The Ehukai Pillbox Hike to be exact. I wanted to do the pillboxes in Kailua but that’s way too far to drive when we only had the sitter for a couple hours. The hike itself is tricky to find but luckily, we didn’t get lost (too badly!)
The trail started off fairly easy and I was in the lead but soon, it started to get steep and I fell behind. I feel like I’m always falling behind but Hubs slowed up and assured me that I was doing fine and that it wasn’t a race and we could go as slow as we wanted.
I thought this picnic table was the end but no, it’s the halfway. Great. I was exhausted. My lungs were burning. My calves were burning but we pressed on. I kept asking “do you see it? do you see it?” FINALLY he saw it and we were able to take a break from the hike.
While they’re called pillboxes, they are actually machine gun bunkers from World War II. Soldiers had to sit up in these things, staring out into the Pacific looking for the enemy. Makes climbing up with just a camera in my hand seem easy.
Finally after exploring a little more, we headed back down, which of course was easier. We also saw some tourists heading up who were like “oh this is so hard!” and I like “you can do it!”
And while I don’t look the way I want to just yet, it is important to praise myself for tackling all that I do. I mean, I climbed up the side of a mountain. It’s no small feat!
At the end of the day, we should remind ourselves that we’re doing okay. And tomorrow is a new day to get 1 step closer to our goals.