What Have I Gotten Myself Into?
It’s the middle of the night and I’m wide awake. Tomorrow morning we set off on our Appalachian Trail thru-hike.
Emotional Roller Coaster
I must have run through every emotion possible in the last 48 hours. Excitement – our launch day is almost here! Dread – my body is going to be so sore. Anticipation – we’re going to meet intriguing people and see wondrous sights! Frustration – why won’t all my gear fit in my pack? Disbelief – did I really agree to hike nearly 2200 miles? Awe – this is going to be the adventure of a lifetime, shared with my love and my pup.
Tonight I’ll enjoy a warm, soft bed. Tomorrow our adventure begins. Happy trails!
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