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Mighty Blue on the Appalachian Trail:

The Ultimate Mid-Life Crisis

Oct 13, 2022

Today's guest, Andy Hood, isn't a hiker. He's a runner, but the story of his recent journey parallels that of many long-distance hikers. It is his backstory that attracted my attention, as well as offering me a chance to introduce you all to a different hiking trail; in England, no less!!

Andy talks movingly about wanting to do something to empathize with his mother's plight and, in going so, he finds out much about himself and others. He also tells us about an often overlooked part of self-care.

You can find out more about Andy and his journey on his blog at He also posted on Instagram at

If you'd like to learn more about the path itself as a potential hike, go to And, of course, to learn more about self-care for guys, head to

A last minute guest this week, in our hostels section, was Dave, from Mountain Harbour Bed & Breakfast, in Roan Mountain. You can find out more about this top-notch hostel at their excellent website, at

If you'd like to find out more about "Then The Hail Came," check out George's website at You can also find George's book on Amazon at this link.

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