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It’s been a bit of a challenging day. The long few first days have caught up with Rob and he is exhausted. We are both beginning to realize how long and difficult his ride across the USA will be. I think are also feeling some cumulative fatigue from the events of the last year. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣I have a few more days with him then I’m heading back to Utah, then onto Washington DC to do some climate lobbying with @protectourwinters (I am so excited!). I feel guilty leaving Rob, but that was always the plan. What we’ve learned about love is that you can’t abandon yourself in the relationship. As brutal as it sounds to leave him on the side of the road, it would be equally brutal for me to give up an opportunity that means so much. True love is honoring yourself and each other, setting boundaries and figuring out compromises that work. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Originally, when I was going to leave, Rob was going to go on self supported, hence the reason he has the bags on his bike. But he is quickly realizing that if he wants to stick to any semblance of his time plan, he will need a support vehicle. His mom graciously offered to come up and take over for a chunk of time until I can come rejoin him. I’m glad we found a solution and I hope he can recover from the first five days! He’s got a lot of miles ahead. Let’s continue giving him support and encouragement. ⁣⁣Photo: a moment of celebrating partnership on the Devil’s Castle traverse in winter captured by @acpictures

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