Hi! My name is Janine, and here are a few reasons to follow my PCT SOBO journey…
- It’s the PCT…epic-ness is guaranteed.
- I’m a yoga teacher, so tips-n-tricks will likely be shared along the way.
- Why not?
I believe those three reasons are certainly reason enough to want to share in my experience, but jokes aside, this coming July, I would love to take you all alongside me as I complete my SOBO Pacific Crest Trail journey.
For the sake of lists, though (I really love lists), here is more of an explanation as to why you should follow along:
- Not only am I hiking the entirety of the PCT, but I am also going southbound. I will start in Canada and walk home (I live in San Diego).
- Ahhh, yoga… who doesn’t love yoga? We all need it. Many of us have probably done it; some once or twice, some probably ‘Yoga Journal’ cover-worthy. Well, I am definitely NOT the latter, but I am fortunate enough that I get to live it, day-in and day-out. I may attempt some epic, Instagram-worthy yoga photos along the trail, but please, continue to follow the real “influencers.”
- Why not follow, right? I mean, it is the PCT. Many who are reading this now, like me in years past, have lived vicariously through the words/videos of hikers… wondering/dreaming/thinking, “one day…” It’s crazy that my day is now!
- Yes, my time is now, but I also have to plan and recognize that I have different needs/responsibilities than some that have come before me:
- I’m not 25. I am not 40, either, but I will be damn-near close to that come July. Yikes! (I have a plan on how I will mitigate aging and the constant stress of hiking, so look for that in another post)
- I am unattached. No kids. No pets. No spouse. Blessing? Tragedy? Instead, I am blessed with many amazing friends and students.
- I have work, and a life, that allows me the flexibility to leave for five months. For the last 10 years, I have worked very hard to get my ducks-in-a-row. I am happy to say that there is no better time for me (physically, financially, emotionally) than now.
- Finally, I promise to be real. Disclaimer: I am an emotional-being, who is scarily in touch with my emotions, and is very good at articulating myself. How perfect is it that I get this platform to be able to do just that!?
So, thank you for allowing me to introduce myself. I hope you’ll follow along. I look forward to sharing my prep leading up to mid-July; I look forward to sharing my experiences once on the trail!
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