With my bike in the shop and my foot still hurting, it’s been a pretty lame week. I’ve been able to run 3 times this week – 25 minutes, 35 minutes and 45 minutes – with only a little foot pain, so I’d say that’s pretty positive. Hopefully if I keep taking it easy I’ll be back to full speed in no time.

I should be getting my bike back on Saturday. That means I’ll be heading out Sunday (probably) for an overnighter somewhere in the Sam Houston National Forest. I will be taking the same route that I had planned in May, with a few minor adjustments here and there. I’ll get some gear pictures up before I head out.

I’m really excited to get my first bikepacking trip underway. Hell, my first solo trip too. It’s weird because I’ve never been a big fan of biking. The same thing happened with running, though. I hated it my entire life and then all of a sudden fell in love with it. I think the main draw of bikepacking for me is the amount of distance traveled for the amount of effort put forth. I’d bike over walk any day, especially with weight on my back.

When I first started this blog fastpacking seemed appealing. And then I realized I could do it on a bike.