I will be spending this first week back in “civilization” on my bike and with my sword. Long Sensei teaches that the sword is a barometer, and often ripples in life will be noticeable in your technique, before the full wave is upon you. I’ve found this to be very true in my studies.
After four and a half months on the trail, I am hoping the lax feeling in my shoulders will help my technique improve.
I am hoping to enjoy new fitness on my bike, and a welcome change from hiking every day. Essentially, I’m trying to take my time in getting back to the daily grind, and not rush into the wrong job.
I’ll be working on some fun and hopefully informative posts for anyone wanting do a thru-hike in the future.
If anyone wants to go backpacking or biking within the next two weeks or so, please let me know!