Conditioning for Trek

PHYSICAL CONDITIONING:

USE YOUR EFFORTS IN PHYSICAL CONDITIONING TOWARD PERSONAL PROGRESS & DUTY TO GOD. SEE SUGGESTIONS HERE.

CONDITION YOUR FEET & YOUR STAMINA:

Do not plan to wear new shoes on the Trek which amounts to blisters and sore feet. Old running shoes might be best choice to allow for expansion as your feet will swell. They are made for cushioning, motion control and support.

    • BEGIN by doing a couple of walks a week. (If you feel hot spots, blisters forming, stop! Go home and rub you feet with rubbing alcohol which helps you form calluses which will protect your feet.)
    • Build up to 4-5 walks a week
      • 2-3 miles twice or 3 times
      • 4-5 miles twice a week
    • Make 4 of those walks before Trek longer and uphill.

INCREASE YOUR INTAKE OF WATER:

You will need to keep hydrated on Trek. Take a bottle of water on those walks, and in general increase your intake of water and reduce the amount of soda drinks or sugar drinks you consume toward the time of Trek so you can get used to nature's beverage, good old water, instead of grabbing a canned soda!

SPIRITUAL PREPARATION:

CONSIDER PERSONAL PROGRESS & DUTY TO GOD IN YOUR SPIRITUAL PREPARATION. SEE SUGGESTIONS HERE.

"BUT WITH JOY WEND YOUR WAY"

The theme of this year's Trek is, "But with joy, wend your way."  One way to get prepared for Trek is to conscientiously practice being joyful throughout your day at school and at home.  Between now and Trek try extra hard to be cheerful no matter what happens to you.

As with most things in life, we generally get out of something what we put into it.  At Trek we will have experiences designed to help us feel The Spirit.  The more we are spiritually prepared, the better the experiences will be for us.

Clearly, striving to live a Christ-like life is the first step (being honest and kind, having clean thoughts and actions, avoid fighting with your family, etc.).  Attending to your group worship (going to church, seminary, and mutual) as well as to your personal worship (scriptures, prayer, and meditation) will help immensely.

ONE PAGE PIONEER STORY

Each youth is to bring a One-Page Pioneer Story to share on the Trek. The story should be typed onto an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper, folded in half, placed into a quart-sized zip-lock bag, and put into your equipment bucket. See Youth Packing Lists Page. Preparing the story will help you get your "mind into the game." See how this can apply to Personal Progress of Duty to God here.

PIONEER STORY RESOURCES:

SOME SUGGESTED READING:

See how Reading about Pioneer History can apply to Personal Progress of Duty to God here.

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