226-When times get tough; motivation on the trail

Show notes

While many hikers worry about the physical aspects of longer multi-day/multi-week hikes perhaps the biggest issue for many is the mental aspect. Time with other hikers can be challenging let alone travelling by yourself and sometimes it’s a struggle to maintain a degree of motivation that allows you to keep on hiking on those days when you just don’t feel like it. So, how can you maintain a degree of motivation when you feel like calling it quits?

Podcast Overview

  • Podcast Introduction
  • Episode Introduction (time index 0:01:31)
  • Be prepared (time index 0:2:45)
    • Planning and preparation
      • Logistics
      • Physical fitness
        • Flexibility and balance
        • Muscle strength
        • Cardio
      • Pack training
      • Shakedown hikes
  • Whats your why? (time index 0:08:42)
    • Reasons for hiking
      • Good and bad
  • Mental Resilience (time index 0:12:52)
    • Solo vs group hiking
    • Coping strategies so the distances don’t seem so big
  • Support (time index 0:19:37)
    • On trail
    • Off Trail
    • Talking to yourself?
  • Gill and Tim final thoughts (time index 0:25:21)

Close (time index 0:29:55)

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