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Kelly Kentigian  New bio time! Its no longer a goal to hike the Long Trail, I did it. This body did it; 273 miles, 52 mountains, 29 days. Whats next? πŸ‘ πŸŒ²β›Ί πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ πŸ₯ž

I'll be running my first 5k tomorrow!! I'm a bit nervous, because I'm still training at a slow speed, with 2/2 walk/run intervals. But I'm going to push myself tomorrow to get a real idea of the kind of work I have to put in to get to that #stowe10miler.
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Here's a picture of last night's final 5k training run. Today will be a full on stretch and rest day. Thanks @wild_hiker for the action shot. 😁
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I'm going to spend the next couple days focusing on the race, but there will be more throw back Long Trail journey posts to come. 🌲
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The Long Trail was always changing, from the mountain views to the deep woods of Vermont. 🌲
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This is still Day 3, in the Glastenbury Wilderness. The hike from Melville Nauheim to Goddard was tough for me, because I didn't having my hiking legs yet. When I look back on these pictures though, I remember beauty more than difficulty... Isn't that always the way? ❀️
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Another morning run in the books. I can't seem to wake up in enough time to get in more than 2 miles, but it's the thought that counts, right?
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I'm still at a slow speed, and I'll probably come in last at my upcoming 5k- but whatever, I'm doing it. 😁 πŸ’ͺ
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TB to The Long Trail, Day 3.
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About an hour after this photo was taken, my partner headed back towards the car, to start the drive back to Maine, and I headed towards #goddardshelter. I had a few more visitors along the way, but the solo part of my thru-hiking journey had officially begun. -
It was all just a plan until this moment; hiking across Vermont, by myself. I had trained for months, but through most of it, I had someone by my side; my partner @wild_hiker, my best friend @emwhitt007, even my mom joined me for a training hike or two. As I watched her hike in the opposite direction, I knew I was going to miss her, but I was also afraid that I wouldn't succeed without her. It took a couple days, but I realized that I was capable of doing it in my own. ❀️
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My first beach run today- 4.81 miles! I'm still training in run walk intervals, but I keep pushing myself everyday. We went to Morse Mountain, giving us a slight elevation, and ending at a beach, before heading back. What a day. ❀️
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The descent from Harmon Hill to VT 9 was something we were not pleased with #theseknee. I'll spare you the picture of us flipping off the Harmon Hill sign though.
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Of course, going NOBO, I knew that it would only get harder. 🌲
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Throw back to Day 2 of The Long Trail. 🌲 My partner @wild_hiker joined me for the first few days. This is us, waking up at Seth Warner Shelter, after our first official night on the Long Trail. She wrote in the log book, made us coffee, and then we were on our way. πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸšΆβ€β™€οΈ
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I finally changed my bio today. I'm no longer training for the Long Trail. I did it. I started this page as a training tool for the hike, but I didn't share a lot of the hike with you. At the time, I had little cell service or battery and I could only get a few posts out. After it was finished, I wasn't in the place to share the experience. Some of you read my blog about it, but the long and short of it is, I felt lost. I had spent close to a year with Long Trail focus, and it was really hard, and then it was over.
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I'm on to new adventures now, but I've decided to dedicate some of my post-time to (finally) sharing my Long Trail adventure. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done, and sometimes I feel like I don't even know the person who did it.... but I do know one thing... she kicked a whole lot of ass. πŸ’ͺ
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This picture shows the beginning. Where it all started. I was bright(ish)-eyed and nervous, but excited. I hiked the approach trail to get to Seth Warner Shelter, and it was just after dark when we arrived. I felt accomplished, but I knew that the real adventure was yet to begin. ❀️
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