I've been losing sight of where I'm trying to get to. I seem to have lost a little bit of my steam, and thus have to reassess what I'm trying to accomplish with this Project. I've mostly gotten all of my gear purchased, I've got an idea of the order of my hikes; and since I haven't actually started hiking yet, I've let myself get into a sort of a "holding pattern". Which is kind of boring after being so pumped up for so long. I've started eating poorly again, and I've even allowed myself to start skipping the gym on some mornings.
So, today I have decided to start getting back on track. To start with, I'm going to start breaking in my new boots, so that when things melt, I can get directly onto the trails. Since things are starting to melt a little bit, I have already put some waterproof treatment on them and I'll wear them to work for a few hours. I'll also take my tennis shoes and then I can switch my shoes if my feet start to get uncomfortable.
I also bought a map of the Chugach State Park the other day. I think I'll see if I can get it laminated somewhere and start marking where all my parking, starting, and stopping points. I should also start loading up my backpack and at least walking around the neighborhood to get used to having the weight on.
Just writing this has helped get me excited again about the Project.
Until next time...