Hiking Log - You got this

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Real Estate Agent with Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com 10301213186

This is part 27 of excerpts from the trail log which was located on a New York portion of the Appalachian trail. For the post which explains this series, click here.  You can read all the previous hiking posts by clicking here.

 

Each new edition includes a quote from a hiker, along with this writer's insight into what the person might have meant. Your interpretation may be different!

 

Following is my selection of this week's thoughts of a hiker.

 


 

9-2-18

You got this. You did this. Keep it up soldier. You don't have to be the best. You just have to do your best.

 


 

The trail log excerpts from hikers are so interesting because many of them are encouraging and inspiring in nature. People who hike seem to, in general, be those who are of the "you can" mentality. And the hikers who write in this particular trail log also seem to be people who want to help others. Instead of tearing people down, they want to build them up.

 

Think for a moment of what you might have read this morning on your social media pages. How many of the posts were critical in nature? Did any of them bemoan the ills of society? Were they complaining in tone? Or were the things you read comments that might make the readers want to be a better version of themselves? If your social media pages are like mine, most were the first three and not the last. So the upbeat nature of these posts is why this hiking log is so much fun to read!

 

Hiking Log - You got thisBut back to this specific hiker. Perhaps his words were focused on someone in particular. Maybe they were writing to a friend hiking on the trail with them, or a loved one at home. Perhaps someone they know was dealing with an illness or another hardship of some sort. And they were sending that person thoughts of encouragement to help them along their path.

 

Or maybe these words meant something else. Perhaps the hiker was dealing with something troublesome in his own life. It could be the hiking itself. Or it could be a personal challenge of another kind. Maybe our hiker was writing these words to himself, a mantra of sorts to help him get through whatever was going on.

 

This writer says you don't have to be the best. You just have to do your best. And those words are why I selected this post to highlight. Aren't our lives all about finding out who we are, embracing our own uniqueness, and being the best "us" we can be? Isn't that what this hiker is stating? That we have to do whatever it is that will allow us to be our best self?

 

And on that wonderful thought, I wish anyone who is reading this the energy and desire to be able to pursue your best you. I hope that is the focus of your day today, and every day that follows.

 

Until next time, happy trails!

 

 

Originally published at thehousekat.com.

 

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Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat

Licensed Associate Broker, CBR®

Grand Lux Realty, Inc.

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Kat Palmiotti
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Grant Schneider - Hikers DO seem to be motivators, don't they? Maybe you could take one of your company meetings on a hike. :-)

Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel (A) - I hope your weekend is wonderful as well!

Mar 23, 2019 02:48 AM #12
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Kat Palmiotti
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Thank you Brian England - And when you don't agree with my interpretation, I look forward to hearing yours!

Anything positive seems to be a gift, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 

Mar 23, 2019 02:48 AM #13
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Thank You Kat for this series, it brings back memories and is a joy to hear of others on the trail.

 

Mar 23, 2019 09:37 AM #14
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This is a great series for those of us who probably won't get to do this hike!  Thank-you for sharing!

Mar 23, 2019 02:02 PM #15
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This sounds like fun. Please include more images for us to appreciate the natural beauty...

Thanks

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Mar 23, 2019 03:12 PM #16
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Kat- I love your Hiking Logs and this one does not disappoint. I think that many of us were told by our parents to always do our best!  

Mar 23, 2019 03:13 PM #17
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Thank you Will Hamm - I love reading the postings from hikers.

Thank you Shirley Coomer - I probably won't ever do this entire hike either, although reading about it certainly intrigues me.

Sam Shueh - I will include those photos that I can take...

 

Mar 23, 2019 04:48 PM #18
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Yes, Kathy Streib - My parents certainly told me that I MUST do my best.... That must be why it is a statement that resonates with me.

Mar 23, 2019 04:49 PM #19
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I have met many inspiring hikers on the Appalachian trail and C&O Canal , which run through my neck of the woods, over the years.

Mar 23, 2019 05:02 PM #20
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Hi Kat,  Thanks for posting these inspirational hikes!  I know I stressed to my children - Always do your best!  Words I try to live by.

Mar 23, 2019 09:30 PM #21
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Buzz Mackintosh - I hadn't heard of the C&O Canal, and just looked it up. That sounds like a great place to hike!

Thank you Bob Crane - I always heard those words from my parents and shared them with my children as well. You can't do any better than best.

Mar 24, 2019 02:43 AM #22
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Thanks for post.  And even if we don't get to the same places, look around there are amazing places pretty much anywhere that one can hike and record their experiences.

Mar 24, 2019 05:04 AM #23
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So agree that hikers are of the you can mentality. Partly, why I am so depserate to get back out hiking on the camino again. Loved his/her thoughts and his/her encouragement.

Mar 25, 2019 10:56 AM #24
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Well, there are the extreme hikers with whom I have very little in common. You know the guys who run straight up the side of a mountain with calves the size of Guam? I prefer more moderate hiking encouragement. Like one step at a time. One foot in front of the other. Just keep going. And I might not WANT to do my personal best. Maybe I just want to get to the end and back in one piece, LOL.

Mar 25, 2019 06:41 PM #25
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Robin Wells - I do look for places to hike when away from home, and there's usually somewhere close!

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - Are you going to do the camino again? Wow, that's great!

 

Mar 26, 2019 03:06 AM #26
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents - I had to laugh at your description of the extreme hikers. We were out hiking one day up a mountain and a lady went running by us on her way up. She wasn't even huffing and puffing. I said, "OMG, how can she DO that!" 

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Kat Palmiotti yes sometime, maybe later this year, there are so many different routes to take and I think about it every day. I had hoped someone I invited would come along but he mentioned this weekend he was not going to. 

Mar 26, 2019 07:46 AM #28
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - That's exciting! Maybe you have another friend who might want to do it? I look forward to hearing about your adventure.

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That hiking log is a great source of inspiration!  Good words to live by, as striving to be our best is really all we can do.

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Love that you share the hiking log entries and I do believe that those who savor nature (and hiking) tend to have more positive, inspirational attitudes. Love these words of encouragement, Kat!

Happy Sunday!

Mar 31, 2019 07:31 AM #31
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