A 4-Pronged Plan for Getting My Body Ready to Tackle the Trail

I’m 15 weeks out from stepping on the trail.

But I've been busy with indoorsy things—researching gear, making freezer bag meals, bingeing on Goliath and Catastrophe.

And it suddenly dawned on me...

The shit’s about to get real!

So I'm getting real about my training plan.  

Head on over to The Trek to see how this bona fide Physical Therapist (licensed in two states!) is training for her thru-hike.

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To be, or not to be. Miserable, that is.

A big part of preparing for a thru-hike and setting oneself up for success lies in getting your head right.  

Once you’re prepared mentally and you’ve wrapped your head around the fact that it’s going to be tough--maybe even the hardest thing you've ever done--then you can make some choices about what you’ll do, or what you’ll carry, to vanquish misery.

Some of it fits in your pack.  But some of it doesn't weigh an ounce.

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Gleanings: Things that Seem Genius to Me

One of the ways I get prepared for something epic like hiking the Appalachian Trail or starting a business is to gorge myself on every shred of information I can find.

I read all the books.

I take classes.

I give the internet a reason to exist.

Here are a few things I've found particularly genius this week

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