“Training” for me hasn’t been much. In fact, I’ve definitely slowed down in the past month! It seems that after moving back home to San Francisco I’ve lost a lot of motivation to hit the trails. When I was working and in school, I took every chance I had (at least every weekend) to get outdoors. Now I’m unemployed and vegetating. What gives? Well I’ve got a lot of excuses… But they’re just excuses. At least I’ve been getting out and going on urban walks. I don’t really know the milage of them but they’re probably 7-15 miles. It’s fun walking up and down SF hills and being able to people watch. I’m hoping to get a 70 mile trip in maybe next week so that my calves can at least remember what real hiking is before I hit the trail.
Wow! I really need to get this journal started! I’ve been dreaming of hiking the PCT for at least a few years now and finally decided to do it. I was graduating college and was ready for a real adventure. Life spent doing weekend and summer trips wasn’t going to satisfy me fully. I knew that in my life I’d have to take off at least a couple of times for real grand adventures. Something truely challenging, something longer and farther. Since I’ve been a backpacking obsessive all of my life, it seems right that this adventure should be a backpacking trip! So the PCT it is! And let me tell ya, I’m looking forward to it.