The weather has interfered in my hiking plans, so I’m sitting inside today. Despite not having been on a hike in a week, I’m still making progress on weight loss. Right now, I’m at a lower weight than I’ve been in a while. My health has improved, even if only slightly.
Overall, it’s still just a drop in the bucket as far as my ultimate needs are concerned. Of course, this tends to minimize the short term gains I’ve made. Right now, I’ve succeeded at losing weight and not immediately finding it again. That’s a good thing.
Last time I hiked, I managed to do 8 miles (~13 km). My feet weren’t in good shape afterwards. I had two problematic blisters that made it hard to walk for a few days.
I think that as the weight comes off, I can reliably do longer distances. If the current trend holds, lost weight will do less overall damage to my feet, which will let me walk longer distances more often. It’s a cycle that I hope feeds into itself.
At any rate, I haven’t given up on the thought of getting a bike. I’m still figuring out what I might need. There’s a ton of advice out there, and it drowns me in choices to make. Right now, all I know is that I can’t get a road bike. A lot of people who drive out here aren’t very good at it.