Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Countdown to Amicalola: Terrible Tuesday

The Appalachian Trail near Newfound Gap, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Taken on a cold and muddy day.
Date: January 13, 2015
Current Week: 01/05/15 - 01/13/15
Days until Amicalola: 74
Pounds to next weight goal: 12.6 +2.4
Weight Goals Met: 0
Minutes Exercised, Yesterday: 30
Minutes Exercised, Week: 120
Miles Hiked, Yesterday: 0
Miles Hiked, Week: 0
Miles Hiked, 2015: 0

It was bound to happen sometime, that the planets wouldn't align right and I'd go up on a daily reading. This was a bit of a disappointment, considering I had gotten in 30 minutes of exercise, and had stopped eating by a little after 8:00 last night. It's quite possible that tomorrow morning the reverse will be stopped and I'll be heading the right way again. Such is the peril of daily weight measurements.

Tonight I take a significant step forward in my planning, as I am going to attempt sleeping in my trail sleeping bag upon my sleeping pad. As anyone who follows this blog knows, I've had problems sleeping outdoors. I';m pretty sure hiking day in and day out will cure me of this issue, but for right now, I am going to try it in a controlled scenario where I can bail in case I can't sleep. I'm going to start using pillows as if I were sleeping in bed, but eventually I'll move to sleeping with what will be available on the trail.We'll see how it goes in tomorrow's entry.

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