Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Starting Over

It has been over two years since I suspended Adventures with Buck. My reasons were based on my health and state of mind. In the intervening time, I have dealt with my own pain and my father's final battle with cancer. I can't say that it has been easy. In fact, my life has been a struggle since the spring of 2006 when my Dad called and told me he had lung cancer. I was dealing with my chronic bad feet at the time. Suddenly my issues with mobility and pain were not so compelling.

Getting back on track was made possible through the support of my family and friends. My wife has been great. As most of you reading this are animal lovers, you know that Buck was there for me as only mans best friend can be. Complicating things was a new addition to our home. Last August, Buck was joined by a young Beagle named Beatrice. She will be joining us on our adventures.

Now I'm finally ready to make a comeback. This time around, I'll be focusing on what I'm doing to get back in shape before we start tackling any more hikes. In the last two years I've gained 25 pounds and have been fairly sedentary. Now that I know my pain is not caused by any serious health issues and I have managed to get it under control, it is time to get back to my fighting weight before we go exploring. I hope you will check back often to check my progress and keep me motivated.


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