Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Casa de Loco

So it's been a tough couple of weeks around the old homestead.  Lori and I have been laid up with the funk and now we're seriously behind schedule.  I have no doubt that we will have the food and gear ready for departure but our fitness levels leave a lot to be desired.  Several people have asked us if we can simply adjust our hiking schedule to do shorter days in the beginning.  Sounds great!  Unfortunately that is not our reality.  The terrain and water sources of southern California often dictate how far we hike each day.  In fact, our very first day we must hike over 20 miles!  So much for an easy start.  And even if we could do six 10-mile days instead of three 20-miles days, the weight of the extra food puts it's own strain on our bodies.  And even if we had been training appropriately, nothing but long-distance hiking can prepare you for long-distance hiking.  It's just a matter of how much we're going to suffer those first few weeks.  Ibuprofen will be our best friend!  

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Vitamin I, oh yeah! Some Arnica gel too?