My new hiking/backpacking partner(Linda) and I went to Muleshoe Bend today for a little walk about. We were pressed for time and didn't get to walk more than an hour but it was so gorgeous out today and was just wonderful getting out.
I was going to get up this morning and head out to Doeskin Ranch, but for some reason I lost my resolve and desire after I got home from dropping Ben off at school and running an errand. I just told myself I would go tomorrow, all the while kinda kicking myself in the ass for allowing myself to be so lazy and non-motivated.
I was just about to force myself out of my bed and make ready for that Doeskin hike, still thinking I might dawdle too much and then decide I wouldn't have the time, but then the phone rang. It was Linda! Boy was I glad she called. It was just the little push I needed to get moving this morning.
So we went to Muleshoe and maybe were able to walk a couple of miles before having to leave. It would have been great if we had time today to hike the whole 7 miles of trail out there, but that's the way it goes. I was just happy to get out and glad that I walked instead of being a big loser and staying in bed today.
The depression is still hanging on and zapping my motivation and energy, but I do see little improvements here and there so not giving up on the medication yet. It may turn out I'll have to switch to something else, but for now have to stick with this regimen a little longer before deciding it's no good. In any case, hiking really does me a world of good and I felt so much better today afterwards! I'm still feeling pretty happy from it. :)