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Bmontgomery746 - Pacific Crest Trail Journal - 2018

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City: Suwon
State: Gyeyonggi
Country: Republic of Korea
Begins: Mar 19, 2018
Direction: Northbound

Daily Summary
Date: Thu, Oct 27th, 2016
Start: Suwon, Republic of Korea (South Korea)
End: Same
Daily Distance: 0

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 932
Journal Visits: 1,280
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Getting Ready

I am getting ready.


I regularly do 7.67 miles in the morning. I have a route around some reservoirs here in the city (though most people living in Seoul would say I live in the "country"). My FitBit tracks the miles. I am down to getting the distance done in close to two hours... usually a little more (2:05), occasionally a little less (1:55 is my record). This past Saturday I "hiked" 20.39 miles in 5 hours 39 minutes 40 seconds, at an average of 16 minutes 36 seconds per mile... most of it on street sidewalks or paved walking pathways.

I felt good afterwards... certainly after taking in some "Vitamin I".

I am working on losing more weight. Fifteen years ago, I was pushing 300 lbs... Five years ago, I was steady at 265 lbs. Two years ago, I got serious and have been at or around 210 lbs. for some time now. Last I weighed myself I was 203.4 lbs. I am working towards the 180 lbs. region for the beginning of the hike in March/April of 2018. Most of this is because I live in the ROK where dairy and "large quantity meat products" are expensive and/or hard to come by. (Six weeks home in the summers mean a gain of 10 lbs.) I have also done what I sometimes do too easily, question the underlying assumptions, in this case the "three meals per day" paradigm. Growing kids... yes. Older adults, maybe not.

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