If you've read this blog over the last half-year you know that I was laid up for about five months. That's not good for a fellow who does physical labor in the great outdoors. It's even less good for an olden fellow who yada-yada-yada.
Since being cleared for full duty not quite two weeks ago, I've been working on returning to fitness. It's a process. I've been doing relatively light hiking, a bit of light weight lifting, and some elements of crossfit.
I've also been eating healthier, which I should have been doing these last many months, but did not.
Yesterday I pushed it pretty hard. I did cals and weights and three sets of two reps of the 400-pound tractor tire flip. That one is a serious Trituradora de testículos.
Then I went out and did 3.4 miles the hard way.
|The red line is my hiking path.|
My hiking path was selected for both investigation and fitness. I was scouting the lay of the land, as well as the health and biodiversity, of a grassland parcel my brother is thinking about buying. As it's adjacent to the home place, it was convenient to hike and would be a nice addition to the grazing rotation.
|Now? You can click to enlarge.|
Anyway, prairie hiking is rather a challenge. Nature makes prairies her way, and without consideration for providing a nice, flat, smooth hiking experience. There is simply no place on the prairie where your next step is like your last step. It's all uneven. And though parts of Nebraska are kinda-sorta flat, this part ain't one of them.
So at the end of my hike, I was very tired and sore. This morning I feel quite good but also quite sore. Today I need to notch it back a good bit and let the old and busted work on a bit of repair.
That's okay. It's just part of the deal.
Despite the soreness I did manage to repair my busted taillight.
And now for some fun. One of my followers over on the koobecaf, Valory O'Brien Lantry, tagged me in a video. Making me rethink the whole jackrabbit shooting thing. Some of these hares are tough!
If they find me dead in the pasture, with a smashed rifle and my mouth stuffed with carrots, you'll know what happened!
And the I thought this one was pretty good too.
Hope you all have a great day!