When You Cannot Hike One More Step
July 9, 2018
Last summer I had a weird knee injury that wouldn’t get better. I finally stopped hiking when winter arrived and it seemed like it improved. It’s been my biggest fear and concern for this adventure.
By day 4, the ol’ knee wasn’t feeling too good. I think I can keep going as long as I eat a lot of ibuprofen and baby it when I need to. Sometimes it’s excruciating and sometimes it feels great, so it’s a pretty confusing thing. Hopefully it’s not gonna get worse. As it is now, I’m in for a lot of grunting and hard work and a fair amount of pain, but I’ve hiked through some pretty excruciating stuff before. Sometimes you can just hike these things out.
For those of you that know me, you know that I don’t have a lot of quit in me, on this trail or in general, so I’m gonna have to figure it out one way or another.