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Taking me forever to get back in shape...

May 20, 2020 05:45PM
but that's ok.... I'm toughing it out..... and the slow progress, (so far), hasn't killed my motivation. Granted, it's going to take a LOT longer to get back to where I want to be... like months longer... but while at first, when I first started to get back into shape, I doubted it was even possible at my age.... today I can see that it's possible.

I've always set goals... for each year, (back when I worked out regularly). MOST of the time that goal was a backpacking trip.... this time I'm following tradition.. backpacking trip.

My goal is from the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada's over Bishop Pass, Thru Le Conte Canyon, over Muir Pass, Thru Evolution Valley... and out at Florence Lake. Maybe 50 miles so not far at all but definitely a lot of climbing at high altitude. 6 Days I figure, that includes 2 days of acclimation at around 7,000' before trying to get over the higher elevations.

The bad news- won't be this year... Covid-19... PLUS... won't be in good enough shape before the risk of bad weather sets in. No problem... next summer it is. thumbs up smiley

This is Muir Hut on top of, obviously, Muir Pass... my goal. I've been here twice before. This time, if things go as planned... I'll be with 3 grandsons... on their FIRST ever 'true' backpacking trip.


  Taking me forever to get back in shape... Attachments

JamesJM38May 20, 2020 05:45PM

  Goals. . .

RAMbeau8May 23, 2020 06:38AM

  Yes, I'm using the treadmill....

JamesJM7May 23, 2020 06:48AM

  Sounds like a lower back issue..

sstrams5May 23, 2020 07:34AM

  This may sound really strange Jimmy. . . .

RAMbeau12May 23, 2020 08:05AM

  Funny thing....

JamesJM10May 23, 2020 08:11AM

  We're alike. . .

RAMbeau7May 23, 2020 08:17AM

  addendum. . . .

RAMbeau6May 23, 2020 08:48AM

  Steve, Frank... too early to call you two geniuses...

JamesJM9May 23, 2020 04:09PM

  You might also try..

sstrams5May 23, 2020 04:57PM

  no genius here. . . .

RAMbeau10May 24, 2020 05:53AM

  RAMbeau I can't exactly remember..

sstrams10May 24, 2020 07:49AM

  Yes. . . .

RAMbeau8May 24, 2020 08:35AM

  Are you talking about..

sstrams6May 24, 2020 09:59AM

  Well. . . .

RAMbeau7May 24, 2020 10:57AM

  Well then, what the..

sstrams7May 24, 2020 12:46PM

  No. . . ..

RAMbeau5May 24, 2020 01:08PM

  Yeah, I had figured that..

sstrams4May 24, 2020 02:09PM