Friday Five: 5 Things to do 5 Months before You Hike

Each week I'll be sharing five things about thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail that I've discovered, learned, heard about, realized or gleaned as I'm immersed in planning my own thru-hike.

This week, I share five things to do five months before you get on the trail.  Number five may surprise you!

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Trail Runners for Thru-Hiking, Yes or No?

I'm training for my 2017 Appalachian Trail thru-hike and I realized I don't have to be a martyr for 2,000 miles.  At least not where my feet are concerned.  I need to treat them well because I'm counting on them for so much.  

When I realized my boots might be doing me more harm than good, I took cues from the thru-hikers I crossed paths with last year in New Hampshire.  I'm training in trail runners and I've got the Pro/Con breakdown on the blog, today.

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