Forest Road Hike

Hike Distance: 6.7 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 379.7 miles

Elevation Gain: 1136 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 50963 feet

I’m happy we could go hiking today as yesterday I had a procedure to have an endoscopy on my stomach.  Unfortunately, I need to have this done every 3-6 months, or else my stomach won’t empty properly.  Being in a pandemic I expected there to be huge precautions taken, but I was surprised to see most people weren’t wearing masks, and most people that assisted were well within a few feet of me, and breathing on me. 😦  I assumed that I would now need to be in a quarantine (or at least count down for 14 days)  to make sure I didn’t catch anything.  It turns out that this is an elective procedure, and they were going to stop doing them in about three days.  I’m anxious as it looks like this won’t be happening again, in the foreseeable future, and that could be a problem long term.

Moving on to the hike, it was another sunny day and we meandered around the roads for hours.  Nothing very exciting to report, but then, it’s just great to be out in nature, at all.  These are times when you have to appreciate the little things, as was described in the movie “Zombieland”.  These days it definitely feels like Zombieland, but with microscopic beasts coming after you.  I hate to say it but I’d much prefer the zombies I can see, and know how to effectively protect myself!  Rough days but I’m sure this will end, …..someday.

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