The G2G is less then 3 weeks away. It is time to get serious about figuring out the logistics of packing and working out my race strategy for a 6 day self-supported stage race. I have been dealing with a hurt achilles and although it is getting stronger and feeling better, it has set me back in my training a bit. This last month, I have focused on cross training and hiking with my pack. I may not be as competitive as I would like in the race but feel good about my endurance. During my strength workouts with Eric we have been focusing on upper body strength. I am feeling muscles that I never knew existed. Packing my food, cloths, sleeping bag and pad and all the required stuff and keeping it light is not an easy task. I still have some work to do in that department and hope to get my pack between 15 and 20 lbs. I am really looking forward to meeting so many people from around the world. I think there are over 30 countries represented. Lastly, this will be the first time in 22 years that I will be off "mom duty". There are no cell phones allowed.