Yesterday, I went for one of my favorite hikes. What challenged me was as I reached the part of the Superior Hiking Trail where it was wet and steep rock...all of the sudden I felt like I had no idea where to step or how to proceed up the rocky trail. I felt almost like I was drugged. I have hiked here many times and never experienced this feeling.
I pushed through, taking my time, talking to myself only to have pain in both my wrists as I used my trekking poles. I knew this part was TMS, I spoke to my mind and pushed though. It hurt but not bad enough to make me stop. I told it I knew what was going on.
I made the summit! On the way down my knees began to hurt, I told my mind, this is TMS, I know what is going on. I stopped, looked out on the beautiful view and had tremendous compassion come over me. That I know what is going on and that I need to keep on keeping on.
I woke this morning and read a few discussions on the site...I believe my feeling I had initially of not knowing where to step or start and feeling drugged in the first steps of the steep part were TMS.
Any thoughts or suggestions are much appreciated.