When a killer backpacking trip is just a week away, it's hard to take your norm seriously. This time next week your existence will become tiny and your surroundings massive. Life will slowdown to 2.5 mph and your livelihood will rest squarely on your back. After a few days of sleeping on the ground and swimming in the lakes and streams to get the trail funk off you, you'll have your new norm. Not that you're normal though. Your living out in the mountains for gods sakes.