Aug 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm #1262705
at the end of last year i set the goal of 500 miles and 25 nights on the trail in 2010. at this point i have 12 miles and zero nights.
i don't think it's possible for me to make it. there is no way i can do 125 miles per month, so much for goals.
anyone else have a healthy dose of reality smack their goals about?Aug 27, 2010 at 1:37 pm #1641044
Travis LeannaBPL Member
Its better to at least HAVE goals and attempt them rather than not have any.Aug 27, 2010 at 1:56 pm #1641050
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
If you don't have any goals, how will you know if you are successful?
–B.G.–Aug 27, 2010 at 4:02 pm #1641070
@flemdawg1Locale: SE US
That's only 4 miles/ per day. Quit your job, leave the family, PRIORITIES MAN! :-)Aug 27, 2010 at 4:07 pm #1641073
Franco DarioliBPL Member
My New Year resolution is not to make one. Haven't failed as yet.
FrancoAug 27, 2010 at 4:50 pm #1641081
tkkn cBPL Member
@tkkncLocale: Desert Rat in the Southwest
Change your goal!
Make it 25 nights, and the miles will follow
By the way ,my goal is 52 nights in the field per year. I rarely make it, but I have fun trying.Aug 27, 2010 at 4:53 pm #1641082
i like that idea – worry more about getting out and not how far i traveled. next year 25 nights is pretty doable, esp. if i take my oldest out and have some backpacking fun with him. he's good for 5 miles max.Aug 27, 2010 at 9:27 pm #1641142
Sarah KirkconnellBPL Member
@sarbarLocale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
This year I set no goals. So anything I do is stellar. Hahhah!
The highlight of my year was March 27th when I walked a whopping 1.10 miles after not being allowed to walk/hike for about 20 weeks. Oh yeah, I smoked it at like 4 mph ;-) (That was 3 days after giving birth to my 2nd child)
Outside of 3 long dayhikes so far where baby Walker stayed home I am hauling the baby so my miles are short. 3-4 miles of hauling him is not easy. He is a big baby, in a front carrier.
But hey….as long as one gets out that is all that matters! :-) I am having a blast having no goals!
This summer on a full-on touron trail having fun:
Walking yet another touron trail at Rainier:
You know you have no goals when simply going to altitude for baby's first time is an exciting day ;-PAug 29, 2010 at 6:04 pm #1641438
Sarah – that is AWESOME!Aug 30, 2010 at 5:55 am #1641527
Michael RayBPL Member
Mine wasn't quite so dramatic but after my first BP trip last summer (11 days solo in the Smokies), I figured I'd easily get at least a few other trips done in a year (some with one or more of my sons), but finally made my second trip a month ago. This coming year SHOULD be much better. LOL
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