Snapshots From Life in the South

I’m feeling pretty good as I kick along, arm over-arm, successfully breathing side to side every two seconds. I’m feeling confident, relaxing a little bit and getting into it. As I blow air out my nose I make a humming noise in the back of my throat, reminding myself not to breath in. I am […]

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The Beard

So, Kyle and I have been back home in North Carolina for about a week now and of course, like most thru-hikers, we are having a hard time adjusting to normal life.  We are both terrified of gaining weight with the abundance of food around us and we have been working hard to run or […]

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The Preparedness Factor

Our first day out on the trail we decide to take it easy and only hike eight miles.  This will be a good place to start we thought.  To our despair we couldn’t sleep that night… because we had too much energy! Our biggest surprise so far on the trip has been our accidental level […]

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How Things Are Shaping Up

Two months out from the hike we’ve decided we had better implement some sort of a exercise routine.  Attempts to exercise seem to go two different ways.  Way one involves a plan to exercise after Kyle gets off work, but then, when he gets home he’s pretty tired so instead we lounge in bed and […]

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