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What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stranger

Back on the Trail August 26, 2016

Filed under: What Doesn't Kill You — meganorussell @ 10:00 am
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Yesterday I hiked a trail; today I’m going to climb a mountain!

For those of you who have stopped by before – and thanks for coming back by the way – it won’t seem that weird at all. But right now I’m in Acadia, Maine. And last time I was here four years ago, I could barely walk.

I had just dislocated my knee dancing in a show and moving wasn’t really a thing I was very good at. I could walk for one mile max on flat surfaces only. Even that little bit of movement made my knee hurt like hell and swell like an evil monster. I had to stare at mountains and watch the little dots that were other hikers climbing with no hope of being able to join them. Acadia is beautiful, and my lovely husband helped me make the most of it. But it made my heart hurt. The mountains were calling, and I couldn’t go; my knee wouldn’t let me. For a professional performer, trained dancer, and nature lover, it was basically rock bottom.

Four years, hundreds of miles of trail, and a healthy knee later, I’m back, and now I’m going to climb all the things! With one very special hiking adventure I am particularly looking forward to and can’t wait to share! In the meantime, enjoy the pictures I hiked to get.

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One Response to “Back on the Trail”

  1. […] but the hike had a super important meaning for me. Not just because the last time I was in Acadia I could barely walk, but also because sunrise on Cadillac Mountain has a very important place in The Tethering […]


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