Remember ‘Forest Gump’? When Jenny breaks his heart, he runs. And runs. And runs. Because he was running off his heartbreak.
There’s an organization for veterans of war , called ‘Warrior Hike’, that encourages vets to hike off the war. There are a couple of veterans thru hiking the AZT right now, hiking off the combat wounds, mental wounds.
I see so much trauma at the hospital I’m working at right now that it’s like a war zone. One of the reasons I think I love hiking so much, particularly long hikes, is I am hiking off the mayhem, the trauma. I find hiking to be quite soothing and therapeutic. Spending hours alone. Just me and the Lord and creation and beauty.
If you are in need of totally regrouping, I can’t recommend the long hike enough. It’s good for rest and restoration.