Day 44, Aug 12, Great Bend, KS.
Alright, I’m feeling it today! A shorter day for Kansas, it was still one of my harder ones subjectively in the state. The last 20 miles saw the headwinds return and the heat ratchet up and I labored into Great Bend. I was feeling sluggish from the start though and think that the long days in the heat are exacting their toll. I am looking forward, as are Beth and Loki (OK, not Loki, but she would look forward if she could), to a day off at a state park, Cross Timbers, at Lake Toronto, KS in a few more days. Tonight though we are parked by a storage building in the city of Great Bend, KS (photo), a similar type of setting to the one last night in Ness City. Our camping arrangements run the gamut.
Having a way station to aspire to is very helpful and energizing when feeling low, but the approach each day continues to be “stay focused and grind”. Sounds familiar I bet to other life arenas, right? Including recovery. The picture of the sunrise this morning is a reminder that even the tough days have their pearls if we will just stop and notice them. Much gratitude for you all.