For the past few months, I’ve been concentrating pretty much solely on my legs, as I feel fairly confident in my upper body strength. I have been running about 3 miles every other day, and on the days I don’t run, I do squats and lunges. A buddy and I loaded our packs today, and climbed the best hills we have here.. I’m almost amazed at how many more muscles I feel working getting out and stomping around with the pack on versus everything else I’ve been doing.

Of course, it might have been the 98 degree heat. 52 days until elk season, I fear I may not be ready.