Backpacking is tough. 30lbs on my back and then I hiked 19 miles over 36 hours. Atleast a third of it uphill...tough...and wonderful and life changing. I'm planning my next trip now. I have perspective on my life and I have an inner sense of accomplishment. I feel like I can move forward and train for my Tri's again. Of course one day at a time. But isn't life really one day at a time? So many good things to enjoy out there. I'm ready for more.