Great Hiking site: http://www.modernhiker.com/
I read somewhere else about a guy who got laid off work recently and was going to hike the PCT. Well, found his blog and Twitter Page:
**I am jealous! I am seeing many ordinary people hike some pretty cool places and I feel like I am falling behind with my ordinary movements. This is going to have to change! Hey, props to all that hike anywhere. It's always best feeling being out there, isn't it! Good Work and keep pushing!!!