|I think they forgot to plow us today!|
Usually I bring along our fun loving Corgi but make it short for her with a pass by the house to let her off as she reaches her endurance level. Then I get going on the serious hiking. Using a "Map My Walk" App on my phone for distance, calories, etc. is fun for me and I also enjoy listening to music on my headsets. I have to keep the music down as I hike on very country roads with little vehicular traffic but I would not want to "surprise a driver". I still walk on the opposing side and face traffic. Sometimes the road is more one lane and makes for an opportunity to step into deep plowed piles of snow when traffic arrives. That usually brings a laugh and a complaint at the same time.
|A Red Tailed Hawk keeping a close eye on the hiker!|
In two weeks I have another hurdle with a CT Scan where the sarcoma cancer has been active lately. I am blessed to have so many great friends and a fantastic family supporting me but the feet on these walks are mine and when I feel better, they do too. So support is a two way street! Whether it is flying a combat mission where the crew is at their peak due to their training efforts or their family and friends lifting them up with prayer, care packages, communication: Each has a role to care and support! I find the fight against sarcoma to be a war as well. I put in my hard efforts as does the medical team producing the best results. Blessed by my faith, I keep covering those miles!
The workouts on Wednesday and Friday are indoors on an elliptical.
Dale Kissinger, AKA “Col K” is a co-founder of MilitaryAvenue.com and retired Air Force pilot who served with the best of the military community from the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Air Force. He flew combat rescue and special operations helicopters, fixed wing trainers, special operations airlift and retired while flying the C-17 as the Vice Wing Commander of the 62nd Airlift Wing at McChord AFB. He served his country during conflicts in Bosnia, Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan.
After a brief break due to medical issues he is returning to writing for MilitaryAvenue.