So far “The Plan” has been a bust. Continued back and heart problems have rendered its execution a failure. Not to mention the anticipated problems with work schedule and economic problems caused by repeated Heart Cath Surgeries. Sleep Apnea treatment is working, but the CPAP machine alone is not capable of completely offsetting the detrimental effects of night schedules. The medication to help me stay awake helps some but I hate even the idea of taking it.
I have managed to do the 2008, 2009, and 2010 min marathons, accumulate some camping gear and some hiking trails, but have not done any camping or put together any sustained training program, or any camping .
The targeted early retirement date is still feasible as I have purchased my military service time so that it will count towards my early retirement, but have missed on an early out incentive as it was offered a little to early to work for me.
I still hold out hope for the hike, but am leery of whether or not my body will hold up long enough to reach retirement with any semblance of health.