I'm pretty sure that this is the first physical goal that I've ever had in my entire life, and it's a good one if I do say so myself. At the end of June, the spouse and I are taking a trip WITHOUT THE KIDS (they'll be at grandpa and grandma's, so don't feel too badly for them) for the first time ever to go and do this: Hike the enchanted valley in Olympic National Park!
I am so freaking excited! I've been craving a mountainous adventure ever since my brother's friend made me this last summer:
So I'm doing it! I'm going on a big ol' hike in the Olympic Mountains!!
I asked my brother how to train for such a thing, and his response was one word: Stairs. I said how many, he said just do a lot. I said how often, he said whenever you can. So, I've been walking around this flat town a couple times a week, wearing a backpack filled with old textbooks, and incorporating at least a few minutes of stairs down into the floodplain that is a city park. It'll do, it'll do.
I've been up to other adventures, too, but I think that they are worthy of their own posts eventually. Some have been quite poignant and moving for me. I'll find the time to write them up, I swear. One quick point I can make is that it is clear that my hemoglobin is at long last in the normal range for a healthy human being. PSA: Please don't take for granted how fabulous you feel. Thank your hemoglobin. It was not until I started feeling so fabulous that I realized how tired I had been for so long. Every day I feel more and more fabulous. Fabulous.
In other news, I'm pretty sure that I forgot to post the news that my PET scan last month was TOTALLY CLEAR again. That's two clear ones in a row, huzzah!!!! Not sure yet if I get a longer leash in terms of extending the time between PET scans. Dr. Oncologist would prefer to have a longer leash and therefore fewer PET scans, but I need to consult with Dr. Medical Oncologist (Her2 expert) and get her opinion. I'll have that appointment in July or so.
In the meantime, happy hiking, everyone!