NZ DAY 54
KAPITI COAST TRACK: Waikanae to Paekakariki 22KM (Total KM's walked 929)
Today we returned to walking after a 10 day hiatus ( 5 days on the river and 5 days rest) and boy did the body let us know. It as very reminiscent of Day 1. We were walking on the beach and our packs weren’t sitting right, our body was groaning and everything . However there were some subtle differences and the difference was us. We instinctively knew our bodies would slowly adjust, our gear had a familiarity about it and our minds were clear and a lot more focused.
When I started walking 7 weeks ago I had no idea if I was capable of tackling such an adventure. I was not an outdoors girl, I was over weight and not the fittest person around. I did however have a clear vision of what I wanted from life. My brain was constantly going at 100miles an hour creating all sorts of scenarios and "what if'". Today I can honestly say I know that I can have whatever I want in life and whatever comes my way I will find the resources to deal with it.
HIGHLIGHT: Just living life
LOWLIGHT: The aches and pains
I am so grateful for my growth on this journey and my heart although scared and wounded it is resilient and has spirit. No matter how much it bears it bounces back. I am grateful that I am loved by great people...The Spunky Rooster who constantly reassure me with the depth of his love for me and his commitment to us......my gorgeous daughter Samantha who continually surprises me with little displays of love....my mum Ally who's support and encouragement have meant so much to me .......to my beasties Donna & Vicki who's madness helps me feel that I part of a tribe.