Let me apologize in advance for a really boring blog post. I woke up this morning and just didn't feel like hiking. I've been pushing really hard for the last month and I think it has finally caught up with me. I just needed one day where I didn't do anything and that's exactly what I did today.
I ate breakfast at the hotel and inquired about staying for one more night. They were all booked up though. I went back to my room to pack things up and to head back out to the trail, but my heart just wasn't in it. I decided to check with the Williamstown Motel, I stayed there Tuesday, to see if they had any vacancy. I was in luck as they had one room remaining.
I checked in, got into bed, and watched tv for a few hours. After I finished watching a movie I went to Dunkin Donuts for lunch. Thanks, Allison, for the gift card.
I spent the remainder of the day watching movies on my phone and looking at what's coming up on the trail. The only other time I left my room was to get subway for dinner. Thanks, Cynthia for the Subway gift card.
After a full day of lounging around and watching tv/movies, I am really excited to get back on trail in the morning. One full day of being a bum is enough for me. By 4:00, I was really bored. I think I just needed to hit the reset button.
Tomorrow will be a great day. I finish up Massachusetts, start into Vermont, and I'll cross the 1,600 mile mark. By taking another zero day my friends behind me are only one day behind. I'm hoping they will catch up to me soon. I think they will be an awesome group to go through the Whites with. Hurry up, Outro, Adios, and China Rock!
To make up for my boring day, I'll leave you with some fun information.
Days on the trail: 113
Zero days taken: 10
Miles remaining: 596.6
Miles hiked: 1592.6
Expected finish date: Sept 2
Average miles per day including zeros: 14.1
Average miles per day w/o zeros: 15.5
To finish by Sept 2 must avg: 14.6 per day
Pairs of shoes to date: 6
Socks to date: 4
Items lost: 0
Things broken: 1 hiking pole, 1 platypus bladder, hole in hammock(repaired), tear in food bag(repaired), 1 pair of headphones
Miles hiked in the last 30 days: 467.6
States I've finished: Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut
States remaing: Massachusetts(4.1 miles left), Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
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