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8/2 “It’s a beautiful day!”

Rooster: Morning miles are the best. Mav and I usually woke up around 5am. We’d have some coffee with our breakfast, break camp, and start hiking around 6am. The air was always crisp and fresh, we’d be feeling strong, with a smile on our face.

Early on, we developed a fun habit where one of us would look around at the landscape and exclaim, “It’s a beautiful day!” And the other would simply reply, “It IS a beautiful day!” It was like we had to take a moment to revel in our good fortune. To simultaneously be present, and to briefly reflect on what it took to get to get to that point. We are truly living our best lives.

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