The last couple of years went by like a bat out of hell. Working alot and having some fun in between and the years flew by. The plan for 2017 is to make it a year to remember. In about 5 months I will start with the E1 long distance hike. So what will I do the next five months?
Als I told before, I’ve started with training for it and it is going allright. I love to go mountainbiking so I definitely continue with that. I’ve been out with my backpack for a number of times now and I already notice that my shoulder muscles are getting use to carrying a backpack. Yesterday december 31 was the last time and I did 8,5 km (5,5 miles) with 12,3 Kilogram (at the start). I need to further and with more weight but I’m happy now with the progress.
The last couple of months I’ve been buying quite a lot of gear so in the next 5 months I will only need some specific items like a hardshell jacket and some smaller things like a headlamp. I think it’s good to get your gear early so you can try it out. If something isn’t working for you, you can get other gear.
I’m also planning multiple try-outs the next 5 months. The first one will be in Januar. I’m getting gear that will be good enough for light winter conditions and I want to test it out if it is really good for freezing conditions. Of course when the weather will get better I’m gonna test it out in some good weather conditions.
There are a lot of things I need to take care off before I go traveling, like the appartement I’m renting, travel insurance and I wll be working a lot. I’m looking forward to all of it! It feels like a new chapter in my personal book.