I have nothing to write about. I guess I’m depressed or just in a recession.
My mental trick to having a good life is to always have something to look forward to.
Saturday is my food day. I eat things I don’t normally eat on the other 6 days. Sweet stuff. Shrimp. Sour dough pretzels. Red licorice. Ice cream. Burgers. All in moderation. I’ve been doing this for years. It works for me.
For the last 4 years, I have been planning AT hikes. The planning is almost as much fun as the hikes! It’s essential as well. Where is the water located? Where will I camp? How far do I think I can go, looking at the terrain?
I know my “on the AT” self really well now.
Last night I had the thought that I could plan all the remaining miles that I have left to finish the AT.
I have 576.0 miles left to Springer. I have 669.2 miles left to Katahdin. Planning all that is insanity. Like it would be fun. No. The fun is the buildup from the planning to the execution. Each planned hiking package is like gift to myself. This is what this section hiker loves.
Complete 10 day hiking packages. Doing all the planning at once would be NO FUN AT ALL!
I have about 6 hiking packages to get to Springer. 7 to get to Katahdin.
13 more plans and I’ve finished the AT.
I’m not even sure I want to finish?
Than what do I do?
I’m walking unaided now, 8 days after a total hip replacement. I can’t believe it. Life is good this morning. 🙂