Progress is slow, but that’s the point

When I started this plan to eventually do a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to just do it overnight.

Then I got sidetracked with knee pain, with surgery, and a million other things.

So part of me is kind of sad that I have so little to show for this effort.  But lately I really have been getting better.  It’s slow, but it’s happening.  Since I got my FitBit a few months ago, I’ve gone from a very low goal of 5,000 steps a day to now doing 7,000 a day.  And I have hit my goal every single day.  Sometimes more easily than others.

I can walk more easily in bad weather, and I can convince myself more easily that I can manage something because I know I’ve managed to walk the day before and the day before.  Two weeks ago, we walked a four mile round trip to a nearby lake and then back home.  We did this a few years back, to walk to see the fireworks over the lake, and then I found it completely exhausting.  I was very sore, and generally thought the trip was way too much.  This time around, it was tiring but mostly because it was really hot and I didn’t appreciate the sun on my face the whole time.  The walking itself wasn’t too bad, and my feet weren’t numb or swollen afterwards.

So, progress.

Now to just try to keep up the habit of updating this blog!

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