Saturday, December 1, 2012

6 Month Continental Divide Trail Countdown

Holy crap, it's December 1. Roughly 6 months to go before a possible push of the Continental Divide Trail in 2013. Am I nervous? Fuck yeah. I am trying my best to keep the worrying to a minimum. I think that's why I've been feeling so stressed lately. A couple friends told me to let it go a couple days ago. Let go of the hike. I was able to let it go for about five minutes, before thinking about it again. I know it's probably not healthy to put all your eggs in one basket. I am trying to detach myself from the trip the best I can. I am well aware that there are no guarantees of even attempting a long distance trail until you actually have both feet standing on the path. A lot can still happen between now and then. Financially, it looks like things are going to be tight, much tighter than I hoped. I got sick back in August and had to take almost a month off from work. I also had no health insurance. My working hours have been less this fall. I hardly saved anything since the summer. I had a bit of a health scare last week. Again no insurance, just a big doctor's bill waiting for me in the mail. Next week, my work hours pick up again. I am still hopeful, there is a lot left to do planning wise.

4 comments:

  1. Give up giving it up Mark. It's in your blood and spirit and heart now...that's the only way these crazy dreams come true. It's the unknown and that's the point. I wish you luck. Keep dreaming, it will work.

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  2. Thanks Robin, I really, really needed that.

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  3. Mark, I'm counting on you to salute our old campsite on the way through Colorado. "Keep Pushin'"!

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  4. Hopefully without a head cold

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