I am Einstein
I have mostly lived a very typical life, but after finishing college in early 2016 I decided to thru hike the Appalachian Trail. Not only was it a lifelong goal of mine, but it would become the first thing I had ever done simply because I wanted to do it; nobody else’s suggestions or opinions were in mind when I decided to hike the AT. Shortly after, I began coursework in graduate school, mostly because I felt like it was the right thing for me to do. It wasn’t. After one year of PhD work I quit, and fully committed to doing exactly what I feel like doing as much as possible. That’s mostly been long distance backpacking, but I’ve also discovered a passion for bicycle touring through my pseudo-retirement as well. I am 24 and dedicated to pushing myself as a thru hiker as much as possible. To date I have backpacked over 5000 miles and bicycled over 8200 miles. I hope to continue adding to those numbers for a very long time.
My career statistics are very important to me. I consider myself to be an average hiker, neither the fastest nor slowest. But pushing myself to maximize my own abilities is my biggest motivation to continue hiking and cycling. I take great pride in these numbers.