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  • 29 days til start: Food Prep

    When you start doing an activity, you realize what an enormous undertaking it is. I’ve been thinking about this trip for quite some time. In my mind, I told myself food prep would be challenging, but it’ll be fine. I’ve done this for all my trips, except that you can easily make a week’s worth of meals in…

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  • 30 days til start: What is the Pacific Crest Trail

    First, it’s incredible that I only have 30 days until I will be AT THE SOUTHERN TERMINUS! That is incredible, and at the same time, it still doesn’t ‘feel’ like anything major. I remember reading Wired’s countdown blog posts, and I thought they were an amazing way to introduce and bring people into her world.…

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  • The first 5 weeks

    We are nearly complete with the first round of rewards! The reward that I chose is the Coros Pace 3 smartwatch. To catch you up, in early December 2023, I realized that I should reward myself if I stuck with the requirements I gave myself at the beginning. There would be three sets of 5…

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  • The end of 2023…

    The past year (well, the past 2 years) has been packed with ups and downs. It all started with a twisted ankle on a later winter’s day hike. Thus setting the stage for rehabilitation and then a search for custom orthotics and new shoes. Here’s a timeline of the changes March Twisted my ankle April-May…

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  • I have an idea

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    21 weeks to go. Well, not quite, but 21 is significant because that is the remaining time I have for training, allowing me some downtime before my departure. As I previously mentioned, I have not been on a walk for six days (6 days). I did, however, make it out for an afternoon walk yesterday.…

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