When we get close to the end of the journey where do our hearts and minds take us? Are we in the moment or in the future moments? Don’t misunderstand what I am trying to say. I have ‘smelled the barn’ on numerous occasions and admit to imagining the food or shower that awaits, not to mention seeing family and friends. However, I do try to rein myself in. I want to get as much as I can from the surroundings and the people I am with. I want to save my experience to re-live and reflect on once I get home because who knows when I will be this way again? Pictures help if you take them. Journals prompt memories if you keep one. Being present is more than getting somewhere. Being present is giving yourself the gift of time…a gift that can keep on giving long after we are home due to the profound impressions that we are left with. I hope to never lose what I have seen, heard, and done.
The best thing for coordinating equipment is to leave all your spare gear with someone so you can call them and have them mail it to where you need it. Make sure to leave a list of mail drops with them so they do not have to look it up. If you are ok with cowboy camping I wouldn’t even carry a tent in the desert. I would have one in my bounce box and bounce it from town to town. Before leaving town check weather for the next week and if its 100% sunshine, then go without a tent and instead carry a Poncho for your rain gear that will also work as a tarp.
Arimistane also helps drastically reduce cortisol levels, which is a huge benefit during intense training sessions which will normally inevitably lead to your body spiking its’ natural cortisol levels. Cortisol is also known as the stress hormone and when it spikes in your body from intense training, it will severely limit muscle recovery if you don’t take measures to mitigate it with proper nutrition and supplementation. By keeping Cortisol low, you can expect to break through plateaus and intense levels of fatigue in your training which your body would typically not be able to achieve on its’ own.