Resistance is Insidious

Resistance is a funny thing. It always comes up when I’m about to do something that’s really important to me. Today, it was snowing and super slushy outside, so I decided to stay inside and work on my resupply strategy. I opened my computer and clicked on Craig’s PCT Planner. Before I could begin, I needed my Yogi’s PCT Handbook, which happens to reside in my backpack (no it won’t be there for the trail, it’s just acting as weight right now). I got up to get my handbook, and this is what happened next:


Things I Did Instead of my Resupply Plan:

  • Went shopping for rain boots – I have a perfectly good pair of Gortex hiking boots that will suffice
  • Cleaned the snow off my bikes and the roof of the RV – ok, this kinda did need to be done
  • Put stuff away – items that have been sitting out for a couple of weeks suddenly needed to be put away
  • Went shopping for slippers – it’s cold in the RV!
  • Bought gaiters – so I wouldn’t have an excuse for not hiking in the snow
  • Bought new workout gear – to wear to the gym for pre-trail workouts, and hey, it was on sale
  • Put up more twinkly lights – the ones we had up just weren’t enough
  • Put a load of laundry in – good for at least an hour and a half of resistance
  • Made dinner – a girl’s gotta eat
  • Wrote this blog – now for some pictures


The reasons seem valid, but really I just spent the day in resistance. Recognizing and accepting this, I can get back to my resupply plan. Wait, I just have to check Instagram first…

NOTE: The title “Resistance is Insidious” is the title of Section 15 in Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art (I highly recommend this book)

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