by, 04-17-2012 at 23:51 (140 Views)
Had a nice couple of days on the Laurel Higlands Trail. I had a chance to shake down some gear and do some thinking about why I want to thru hike so badly. It was great to just be on a trail any trail. Being sidelined for almost a year with health related issues has really put things in perspective for me. Six months ago hiking period was a dream, let alone the AT. I have some serious work to do my legs and heart are no where near in shape to attempt a thru hike, yet...<br />
I finished my 1 1/2 day 20 miler with sore legs and a bruised ego. This time last year twenty miles would have fallen like so many dominoes. I realized how much of a mental game this is and how important positive thinking is.