If you’ve listened to this show in the past, you’re already familiar with what we do here. Each season, I sit down with 8 different people - everyone from athletes, writers, and entrepreneurs to parents, life coaches, artists, and many others - to open up about the truth of what’s really going on in our lives. We go deep on all the behind-the-scenes stuff - like our daily routines, guilty pleasures, regrets, fears, current struggles, goal-setting systems, self-care practices, and more.
Today is a special bonus episode for you, one that I’m releasing between season 6 and season 7 of the regular show, and it's a bit different from our regular style.
As you already know if you’ve been in my corner of the internet for a while, I recently got home from a 460-mile solo backpacking trip.
So today, instead of bringing you a long-form conversation between me and a guest, I'll be answering listener questions all about the hike! So it’s just me today, doing my best to give honest answers to all of your questions about this adventure. I’ll share why I went on the hike in the first place, what I was hoping to get out of it, what I ate, what the lowest and highest moments were, what surprised me, what I learned about myself, advice for anyone else who is considering a similar adventure, and more.
I hope you enjoy it!
I'd love to connect with you!
Selected Links From This Episode
Books, Resources & People Mentioned
- Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart, by Carrot Quinn (Carrot's podcast episode is here)
- Appalachian Trials, by Zach Davis (Zach's podcast episode is here)
- Ultralight Backpackin' Tips, by Mike Clelland
- Guthook's Trail Guide Apps
- Picky Bars
- Bobo's Oat Bars
- Heather Havrilesky
Click here to download a PDF of my full gear list
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