After a week of not hiking,
and a few days in the hospital, it has taken me another week to get back almost to my normal hiking.
I did not have any hospital issues to sap my energy.
Just a diagnosis of what was bothering me.
So, it was only the week of no hiking that depleted my energy and up-unded my hiking habits.
No big deal, I know. But it’s my age.
So, here’s the deal.
I first had to do an easy one mile hike on a fairly level trail.
Feeling good after the mile, I stretched the hike into a two-miler.
Then a couple of days later did another one mile hike, but this time adding some 200 feet of climbing.
And today, I finally got into full swing, with two miles and an ascent of a few hundred feet on a mountain trail.
This doesn’t sound very exciting.
But it is what I do to keep on doing.
I have a heavy schedule of visitors coming this fall, beginning the first week of August.
They all want to go hiking.
I know we’ll have fun.
And I’ll be in shape for the hikes.
Fortunately, they don’t mind hiking at my geezer’s pace.