Wednesday, July 30, 2014
head in the rain, but part of me is a little sad. My old tattered tent went through so much with me, it's kind of sad to see it go. Goodbye dear tent. I will always love you! Thanks, again, Big Agnes, for standing by your amazing equipment. I will always love you too.
My bag is packed with all the fun things I want to bring, and is only 20 lbs with a liter of water. (Patting myself on the back) I will be going through it over the next week to take out a few wants that I really don't need. I have an extensive wardrobe packed at the moment, and I know I should cut down. Sparky always teased me about how many clothes I carried in the AT. Part of me feels like I have to keep up on those wardrobe standards just to think about him shaking his head.
One new addition to my pack is my Juice Plus capsules.
Things that will not be in my pack are my water filter, cooking supplies, and lots of food. While hiking the Camino, fresh drinking water is plentiful, so I will not need to filter it. I will also be able to eat in the towns everyday, so I will only carry enough food for a day while hiking. This is the biggest reason my pack weight is much lighter. I carried a 35-38 lb pack on the AT. I have since upgraded some equipment, and my last AT hike was with a 27 lb pack. I am blessed to have a great friend who usually house-sits for me. She will be staying in my home for the 9 weeks I will be gone, taking care of my fur babies. Thanks Brooke!
Hopefully my Orange Theory workouts will pay off when I start hiking the Pyrenees Mountains. A couple weeks ago, I switched from jogging speed intervals to walking incline intervals. It has been a different and equally difficult workout! Thanks to the OTF staff for keeping me pumped up!!thanks to my Body Heat yoga instructors too. My hot yoga sessions have kept my muscles from being too tight, which I know will help prevent injuries while hiking. I'm ready!!!