Day 8: Zero Day in Hiawassee

Thanks, Boss!

The AT gave me the day off. Hence, zero trail miles completed today, a.k.a., a “zero” day. The word can be a noun (I’m taking a zero today) or verb (I’m zeroing today). Or is that an adverb? Mrs. The Incident taught grammar, but she’s too sleepy this morning to answer definitively.

Sleeping in is definitely on the agenda, at least for half of the Incident family. I was up at 4:00, having crashed into oblivion by 8:00 pm last night. But zero miles doesn’t mean nothing to do. Lots of hiking chores, as well as some real-world obligations, pile up over the course of a week on the trail.

Mostly though, I’ll be NOT hiking. My leg muscles aren’t sore after yesterday long day, but my Achilles could use some stretching and ice. My bruised toe got abused yesterday and wants a day off too. Update: my calves are little sore.

The forecast calls for rain and thunderstorms, so it’s a good one to stay indoors.

We’ll be back on the trail tomorrow with renewed energy, a brighter forecast, and a big milestone.

Daily Stats:

  • Start: Dick’s Creek Gap (Mile 69.2)
  • End: Dick’s Creek Gap (Mile 69.2)
  • Weather: Rain, but who cares?
  • Earworm: Worm-free
  • Meditation: Ps. 72:6
  • Best Thing: Lingering over my 2nd mug of Chai tea.
  • Worst Thing: Figuring out why Mrs. I’s Garmin isn’t receiving.

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