Starting about April 2014 I had been training with a day pack 5-6 days a week for a distance of no less than 3 miles with one hike being an 8 mile loop. I continued that training up until early December. Cold, snow and a busy work schedule brought my training to a halt. Bad idea. At 49 years old, it takes forever to get into decent shape and no time at all to fall backwards. So, this weekend with the frigid temps I forced myself back to the trail for a muscle wake up session. Glad I did. My “easy” 3 miler base route wasn’t so easy.
No worries though, I am a stubborn fool who thrives on physical exertion. No matter how difficult it sure will beat doing housework and the 100mph daily schedule I have been keeping.