Well, like I may or may not have mentioned, I am training the way that I probably should be, or really on any workout program. I have already sort of grown tired walking by Folsom Lake like I have been doing recently, and I was looking on Google Maps to see how far it was from my house to the Shady Oaks disc golf course in Orangevale that I like to play at. It says that following the roads, the course should only be about 6.5 miles from my house, and since Folsom is such a biker friendly community, we have dozens and dozens of miles of bike-trail through our town, so I was able to jump on the bike trail behind my house. (which pops out directly across from the Folsom Prison entrance.) Long story short, I started at 9 am and and after a quick break for a bite and and water at, made it to the disc golf course around 11:30. I played my round of disc golf, which is another 2.5 miles walking, then headed home. I left the course around 2:15 and stepped back into my house at 5:00 pm. 15+ miles round-trip with a 10-12# pack. My feet and ankles were sore, and I blame that mostly from having to walk on pavement much of the day. No blisters. Good day indeed.
On Tuesday, I was feeling lazy and didn't feel like walking to the course again, so I drove. My feet were still pretty sore, but I knew I had to at least put some more miles on them. I played 3 rounds of disc golf. Each round is between 2 to 2.5 miles, so I generously rounded up and counted 7+ miles on Tuesday. By then end of the third round, my feet were pretty damn sore, and I was ready to go home and rest.
When I got home, FedEx had dropped off a HUGE and HEAVY box from the folks at RawRev.com waiting for me with HUNDREDS of nutritional and healthy organic protein bars for my hike. 20 lbs worth of protein bars, in 5 flavors. Each bar is about 1.5" by 1.5" and packs 100 calories. Pretty tasty. These are gonna help me SO MUCH throughout the days when I am stuck eating gorp and what not to keep me going strong.
As I was opening my knife to cut the box of protein bars, the doorbell rang. UPS was there with my new down jacket!!! What a day! Finally my down jacket was here. It had been here before, but was just a little to snug, so I sent it back for one size bigger, and now it is all mine!!! I went with the Cordillera down jacket. In my favorite color of forest green. GOOD WEEK SO FAR!!
Just over 2 months until the PCT is my home....