Witness the neurosis:
Ok, next break, 5 miles. Focus on the feet….step, step, step, it’s kinda nice out, a little chilly, I wonder when the weather will get hot, 20% chance of rain means 100% rain…im hungry already! Ok, 4 more miles till a snack, I wish I could get ice cream, I could tomorrow, I’ll ice cream blaze then, ice cream blazing!!!!!! Wahhhooooo!!!! OUCH!! “(expletive)” I need to focus on my feet, dang rocks, rolled ankle number one of the day, I wonder how I’ll fare in Pennsylvania….I can’t believe I’m almost in Pennsylvania!!! Knee deep in the water somewhere….never been so happy, never felt so high….”(expletive)” ….snake! What kind of snake IS that?! It’s not moving, maybe I should poke it, maybe I shouldn’t….got 2 more miles, yay! Should be there in less than an hour, moving good today….damn hill, where did you come from? You weren’t in the AWOL guide! AWOL!!!! “(expletive)” ok, I’m moving slower now, up and down, up and down….breathe in and out….I kinda miss hiking with…oh well, I like being alone and going my own pace, I wonder how he’s doing? “(expletive)” rolled ankle number two, that was a bad one, focus! Step, step, step…downhill…run, step, step, run, run, run, I’m flying! Is flying cheating? Silly purists…do purists freak out if the trail splits around a tree? I’M SO HUNGRY….time to walk and eat…blah, jerky, ooooh, candy!!! Sugar!!! I should do a blog on food, that’d be a good one…maybe I should do a mid air jump for my katahdin photo…tick check!!! Ah, what IS that?!?! Phew, just dirt, I’m so dirty, when’s the last time I showered? Oh, uh, oh, gotta pee! (drop pack quickly) hope no one comes around that corner….(pack on) step, step, step…5miles! Yes! Break time! Snack time! Yay!