4000 footer patches

Date: 10/19/21
Training Day: 36
Miles: 3.6 (strides)
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 21
Weather: Mid 30s
Activity: Body Pump #101 Upper Body

How It Felt: The run felt pretty good considering I was still sore from the hike. Body Pump left me feeling like a wimp, but it was a good workout.

Commentary: Doing my prescribed PT exercise before running is helping. But I still had uneven ground contact balance when I picked up my pace and towards the end of my run. Hmmm…

In other news, I finally filled out my application for the New Hampshire 4000 Footer and New England 4000 Footer clubs! For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, there are 67 mountains over 4000 feet in New England, and 48 of them are in New Hampshire. If you hike all of them, you can apply to get a patch.

Back in 2018 I finished all the New Hampshire ones. And in 2019 I finished my last one for all of New England. Even though this was a goal I pursued over the course of three years, I didn’t bother to apply for either of the patches when I finished. Until today.

All ready to go!

Idaho Falls is at 4700 feet, so hiking 67 mountains over 4000 feet when you live out West doesn’t seem like much of a feat. But on the East Coast it’s a pretty big deal. And let me tell you, those hikes were no joke. The ultimate elevation might not have been very high, but the overall elevation gain of some of those mountains was ridiculous.

Anyway, I’m excited to get my patches. Now I just have to figure out where I’m going to put them…

One of my favorite summit pics at the top of Mount Hale.

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Christina View All →

Endlessly seeking adventure.

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