Well, it has been some time since my last update - 50 days to be precise. I have finally completed selecting and acquiring my gear, and have completed my first video update for your viewing pleasure. I have also uploaded my gear list, along with weight and price. If you have a question, or comment … Continue reading Man is a Tool-Using Animal. Without Tools He is Nothing, With Tools He is All. 30 Days to Go!
Plans are of Little Importance, But Planning is Essential!
With only 80 days (11 weeks and 5 days ... but who is counting?) to go, preparation is shifting into a new gear. I have daunting and exciting feelings towards starting Te Araroa and are constantly reminded by how challenging this journey is going to be. I recently made my wife watch "Wild" with Reece … Continue reading Plans are of Little Importance, But Planning is Essential!
A Mentor Lifts While You Climb
In planning for Te Araroa - The Long Pathway, I often found myself considering why I am doing this. Most people I would talk to about the thru-hike would ask that question of me, and they would also ask if I was doing this for charity or to raise funds. So, this got me thinking … Continue reading A Mentor Lifts While You Climb
Preparation Begins in Earnest
It's been a busy few months and December will be here before I know it. I've had a dodgy right knee (ever since I did a round the bays 7km fun run slightly overweight and with my last run ever likely in high school 15 years prior!) and when I run it usually starts grinding … Continue reading Preparation Begins in Earnest
The Seed Has Been Planted!
OK, here we go… For some time now I have wanted to do something different, something new and exciting. Something I could reflect back on as a personal accomplishment. In 2014/15 I completed a MBA Diploma and had my third child and first son, Luke. It was a great feeling to celebrate these milestones. Work … Continue reading The Seed Has Been Planted!