Okay. I have to get serious. I bought an airline ticket for San Jose, Costa Rica today. Ian (who is in great shape and writes in the comments) invited me to accompany him to a village in Costa Rica--and also to backpack for four days and climb a 10,000 foot mountain in a nature reserve there. We will have a Naturalist along with us. This will be in some very primitive country that doesn't get many visitors.
My hope is to find a jaguar footprint.
I have said no, yes, no, yes to this trip...but what cinched the deal was that my passport came two weeks earlier than expected. And Joni wants me to go.
Exciting! But quite frightening. I wrote earlier that I wanted next year to be one of my most strenuous ever. This should be a good start.
Angel and I took a walk this afternoon. Hopefully, nearly a year of walking will help me with this endeavor. I'm down ten pounds---but will need to cut another fifteen or so to make this trip. Tis good to have a goal.
Tomorrow we train in earnest. Back on the diet. Gulp...