I'm a Type 1 myself. A full thru-hike isn't possible for me due to other constraints in life, but if you decide to change this to a section hike attempt please keep me posted. I'm currently section hiking the AT with another group which does 75-100 miles twice per year for 7 days at a time. I've found this method to be the best way for me to maintain a regular life, hit the trail, and not burn out otherwise underused muscles. I like seeing my kids as much as possible too...but at 6 months and 2 years old they can't really make the trek. So section hiking is my only alternative.
On another note, nice gear list.
Being a fellow "James", could you possibly make the "not Jim" part larger and more pronounced. I get that a lot too and I hate it. I can think of few other names where people feel inclined to make up a nickname which doesn't have some obvious trait of being rooted to our legitimate name. For the world to understand our plight, "Mike" and "Michael" may go hand-in-hand, but "James" and "Jim" do not. The name "Jim", to many people named "James", represents an entirely new name. Unless you want us to make up a name for you too, don't call us "Jim" unless we tell you to.
(Stepping off soap box.)