Destination is the trophy. Experience is the prize.
Wasn’t sure if my son will go with me for a major 3 hour Saturday hike with friends, but just before he slept, he confirmed he will. It was his first group hike, so I was very excited for us both.
Left foot started to hurt at the start of the hike and I was falling behind. Nike work shoes, not so good hiking shoes.
Close to the end of our trail, had the worse continuous abdominal painful cramps. Had to recall what I ate the night before and remembered I had a custard tart which likely has milk. Oh no, I’m Lactose Intolerant!
I panicked as there is no restroom in sight. Stomach hurt so bad that I contemplated of going wilderness survival mode at the bushes. Hey, if it has to go, it has to go. Better than shitting in my pants. That would be worse and mega embarrassing. And I did have disposable wipes in my backpack for emergencies. No plans to use leaves.
Gross topic but we’re all adults here. Besides, we’ve seen this kind of scenes before in the movies where a person put laxatives to someone else’s drink either for humor or revenge. Hilarious until it becomes real.
Anyways, one of my fellow Hikers ask why I was so serious and overtook everyone else? I laughed and just replied, “Cause I’m excited to finish our hike.” Though what I was really meant to say was, “Cause I’m excited to hit the toilet.”
Surprisingly I made it home and was able drive everyone to our car pool parking spot.
Relieved post the worst abdominal cramps from Hell, it was overall one of the great hikes experience I’d been. My son so love it too that he is looking forward for our second group Hike. This time no milk and dairy for me.
Happy Weekend All. Hope everyone was able to reboot for Monday’s restart.