Date: 5/13/2017 Location: Cedar Ridge Preserve
Distance: 3 miles
I hiked 3 miles, without technology. No phone, camera, or communication device. What a beautiful hour or two off the grid - including the drive.
I hiked the cattail trail and the cedar brake trail. For a few minutes, I didn't see anyone then I ran into three separate slow groups. I really pushed myself and sweated it out. I looked down at one point and saw someone had scribbled "you're getting healthier" and "keep going" and "the final push!" on the roots of the hillside. I pushed through the last mile and it felt so good.
It was an hour of therapy. An hour of self care. Solo hikes have their benefits.