I'm happy to report that I did reach my 300 mile 2011 hiking goal and am now up to 309 miles. In my head, I'm kind of playing with trying to get to 350 before December 31st, but that all depends on our weather and the availability of hiking partners. I'm becoming increasingly comfortable with solo hiking and am certain the snake phobia factor is no longer present, but there are still those big black things known as bears and as you recall, I've had more than my share of encounters with them this year!! In another couple of weeks, they'll be warmly hibernated doing whatever it is bears do in their dens that cause MORE bears next spring. LOL!!
Have you heard of the 17 Day Diet? How difficult would it be for you to follow it? Is it something you would ever consider?