Day 13 – 15: (0 miles)
Both Paul and I are home. I didn’t have to sleep on the recliner anymore as I finally had help getting out of bed. All the things I had dropped are now off the floor. Laundry is done. My house is clean again. Our automatic water system is mostly fixed and I am able to stretch without starting an avalanche of spasms. The current contents and total pack weight has been reassessed, and the next leg to Big Bear has been examined. Paul has been itching to get back on the trail (as have I). We had hoped for a Sunday start but we didn’t want to begin again until I was back to 100%, which is why we’ve waited one more day on top of that. Plenty of ice, TENS machine (which I will bring with me…6oz), massage and another final adjustment…for the road, we are ready to go.
Thanks to Sammy, Dr. Ryan and George for putting “Humpty Dumpty” back together again. We plan on doing an “easy” 10 miles to start and will “bump” up the miles as I get my trail legs (and back) again. The trick will be sticking to the plan.