This is a quick post to let those who follow my post know that Andi’s and my training has halted for now. My brother, who lives in Florida, has recently had a below the knee amputation. Andi and I have been in Florida since 6 January helping him and my sister-in-law.
I couldn’t even attempt to imagine what he is going through, physically and emotionally.
I think of the crux of Zach’s book, the physiological aspect of hiking, and I think…if my brother (and those who have experienced the same) can persevere, overcome, succeed and even exceed, then I have no excuse but to do the same with this journey we are about to embark on. In times of rain, cold, soreness, etc. I will think of my brother and his journey!
I now have another reason for Andi and me to hike the AT:
Bob, I’m doing this for you! I love you! Continue to get strong!
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