When I was hiking the 10-day West Coast Trail, I found it really hard, mostly because I had not prepared properly. I did not take the time to check my camping list and as a result, all sorts of things were missing including my stuff sacs to organize my gear. I had to deal with clothes and food and gear everywhere, not having the right clothes to wear, not having enough food to eat each day. It was a disaster especially with the sandy beaches, everything was covered with sand. I had no camp shoes I had only the soaking wet boots to sneak into when I woke up and I would take them off at the next camp site.
But when I was hiking and struggling through the cold and the wet and the uncomfortable moments and I started to think that the journey would never end, I started to think about the real preparation we had done. The physical and mental training we had done to get ready for the trip and that my body and mind were prepared and all I had to do was remind myself not to sweat the small stuff, but to understand that if I took the time to remember how my body is designed to adapt to each difficult circumstance I could relax and almost get a feeling of weightlessness. At this point I also understood that I could push myself to any limit to get to anywhere I wanted. Why would I break down? I would have rather just not tried from the start then to give up.
So I thought, give it all you got.
You can do it.
And I did.