Well I’ve been practicing since last September. I’m now up to 90 miles per week, 24 lbs in my weighted vest, and 22 mile weekly long hike on Saturday. On WW (was Weight Watchers) I’ve lost a little over 30 lbs which balances out against my weighted vest that simulates my backpack.
Last week I finally made the decision to do this thing. I bought my airline ticket to Atlanta GA for Saturday April 13th, and my REI shuttle to the trailhead on Sunday April 14th. I told my manager and friends at work. So it looks like I’m now really committed to start.
Am I nervous? You betcha!