Atop the Hill


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Having achieved a milestone of time on earth never seeming conceivable, it somehow seemed appropriate to raise the I Hate Running Flag. Finding a body that aches more than it ever did or stiffens in ways that are sadly novel- I resist this aging! The last few years have brought a lot of travel and new activities, but also a lessening of physical fitness. And what is that heavy sounds when climbing stairs? Can that be my breath?

So in this 50th year, I am challenging myself to not turn the clock back, but to make that clock laugh at itself.

No, I am not taking up running. Never. Not now at least.

But I do plan to set up some challenges to keep me motivated. And joining my friend Robin in being open about such efforts.

First up is prepping to do a Grand Canyon Rim to Rim hike (22 miles) in June with my good fiend Uwe. So let’s get hiking!