Two Days Until I Leave. Have I Been Training?
I decided about a week and a half ago to stop most of my physical training. Why you ask? Because I’d rather stuff hot wings down my throat and drink with my friends while I still have the chance. Six months in the woods is a long time to live without all of the usual luxuries I probably take for granted.
I started to put together a list of all of the comforts I will be without, and I had planned on putting it in this very post. It’s waaaaay to huge (that’s what she said). It made me realize that physically preparing my body for the journey comes secondary to having a strong mental approach.
Part of mentally preparing means indulging myself in the things that matter in life. Or, at least, the things I think matter. I’ve been taking it all in and lapping it all up. I’m taking stock of what, right now, I feel it means to be alive. The reasoning behind this is that I expect (hope) the trail will act as a filter. Setting aside the meaningful and solid parts of what make me a person, and filtering out all of the garbage that has cluttered my mind these past thirty-four years of allegedly sentient thought.
This journey is going to be tough, no doubt. It’s going to take everything I thought I had, and everything I didn’t know I was capable of. In four days I’ll find out what I’m made of, and hopefully I’ll find some wings and beer along the way.
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Good luck, man!! I’m gonna miss you! Xoxoxoxo
Dude, its been a little while. Update?