This week its full speed ahead! My goals for the next two weeks are to increase my distance on flat ground to 10-12 miles/day and possibly add some weight to begin acclimating my body to carrying the weight of a pack. I'm going to try to take advantage of the mild weather for as long as I can and hope to get a day hike in before the temperatures turn too cold and wet. I'll also be increasing the intensity and duration of my strength training and core training programs; adding more transverse plane movements to my lifts and more balance and stability exercises to my core components.
I'm really looking forward to the next few weeks (and months for that matter)!! A big Thank You to everyone for your thoughts, prayers and encouragement! I know there will be many days ahead when I will rely on them to lift my spirits when I'm feeling tired and discouraged.