Wednesday 14 August 11:21 PM
I must confess... I have an obsession. I’ve read at least 7 different PCT thru hiking books in the last 3 months. I literally can’t get enough... I’ve been watching people’s thru hiking vlogs on YouTube, building a folder with screenshots of the gear I need, meeting people who’ve done it already for coffee/lunch.
Last month I got the chance to hike a small section of it (pictured) and I stopped every hiker with “the look” if they were thru hiking and to tell me their story. They say that the things that spark this much excitement in you are your soul guiding you towards something bigger and I really feel that.
Tomorrow I’m setting out on a hike I’m not 100% sure I’m capable of. My biggest day so far is 13 miles... and I don’t think I’ve ever done more than 4,500 feet elevation gain but tomorrow? Tomorrow will be 22.3 miles... 5,500 feet gain.
I know hiking the trail next summer will be the mentally toughest season of my life (2,650 miles 😳) and so even though it’s really too soon to really consider myself physically training, I want to mentally train. I want to prove to myself that I am strong. That I am capable of more than I ever thought possible. That this autoimmune condition can’t stop me from achieving my dreams.
If I’m radio silent here on Instagram tomorrow then you know why? 😉 let’s crush some goals!