I am planning to go for a trek soon. It is a conversation I initiated with friends. It is on a route which is supposed to be easy to moderate for trekking. And it is at a time when I’d rather be out than be in Delhi.
I toss between planning next steps and chickening out every moment. I have never been on a serious trek before. I am as unfit as I can be today. I have a bad leg and a bad back. It is the asthma season and these days I don’t take a step without my inhaler (20 years this year, btw!). And of course, I have no stamina.
But I know if I don’t go now I will never go. I need to do it because I don’t like believing that there is something I cannot do, especially in a space that I like. If I be realistic, I know the leg and the back won’t get any better. It’s been years and medicine doesn’t seem to have progressed much. I was titled the no-frill girl once and I like the idea of being that. For me, being able to trek has to be a subset of that. And well, there is a place on my must-visit destinations and the only way to get there is by doing a difficult two-day-long trek. So I guess this one can serve to be a good preparatory step.
Last year, Ranjan offered me to go along with him to Roopkund and Alekhya invited me to Kashmir. Those were some heavy-duty solid treks. I made excuses and sighed over photographs later. The next few days should hopefully change future outlook and opportunities. Keeping fingers crossed.
13000 feet, here I come!