I simply love the outdoors. Many of my vacations are spent backpacking across mountains, with the odd trip to Europe in lieu. I'm first generation Irish with dual citizenship and an E.U. passport.
I've worked as a cook, chef, and butcher in another lifetime; now I help people who are trying to be healthy, and love it. Vitamins and bodycare is my gig. I get most places on my bicycle, and I don't care what the weather is like. I have a deep respect for trees.
I reccomend it strongly. If you've got six months, anyone can do it.
I work for a great company that encourages us to do that kind of thing. I love what we do and the people I work with. We are encouraged to lead a healthy lifestyle, and to be a force of good in our communities and wherever we do business.
I lack a superfluous third nipple.
Coconut oil. Maca. Turmeric. Green drinks.
Boots of Spanish leather.
I bore these, and a thirty pound pack, through record rainfall and heat, the remenants of a tropical storm, and the full brunt of Hurricane Irene as i made my way north along the Eastern Seaboard.
That part where I said anyone could do a through-hike? I lied.
You need to be at least a bit of a badass.
I will gladly endure it all again in the future. Except the shin splints. They suck.