Friday, May 2, 2008

Update: Change of Plans

Day 59: 5/2.

Well after talking to my wonderful and brilliant wife that God has blessed me with, I have decided to take the next 5 days off from hiking to rest my shin splints that have plagued me the past 3 days. What great wisdom, eh! So instead of Amee meeting me on Monday at Harper's Ferry, she will be coming to Front Royal, which is actually a nice, big town with full services. The prices in Harper's Ferry are outragious. So that means, I will be chilling here in town and taking advantage of creature comforts, such as running water, showers, flushable toilets, and soft beds! Wow.

Then after she visits on monday, tuesday and wednesday, I will be resuming my AT hike heading north to Katahdin, and Lord willing leaving the dreaded state of Virginia starting Thursday! But, Virginia they say is for lovers! lol.

Again, thank you for all your encouragements and texts. I really appreciate it! I do miss you all! I am almost half way! Yeah!

I will continue to blog about my experiences in this wonderful town of Front Royal, and will probably become a Civil War buff by the time I leave. I guess the battle of Front Royal was here, so it should be interesting.

Hiking on, with a short break!

Shepherd!

5 comments:

abby said...

Hope those legs get feeling better. Maybe you can catch up with Idol episodes missed on your break.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great plan!

Kimbra

Jeremiah said...

Yeh, I get to see the final four show on tuesday with Amee! Yeah! Go David Cook!

PS said...

Shepherd,
I hear you bro. OFTENTIMES God chooses my wife to speak His wisdom into my life!!!

Wise, wise move man... And while you're resting, ice, ice, ice...

Enjoy the time off. You've been putting in some consistent big, big miles... It may be the "consistent" part that has your body talking...

You are doing great man!

Hike on... Thursday!!!

PS

Mac/cgul1 said...

Shep
Glad to hear you are taking some healing down time, you were pulling some amazing mileage days.

Prayers for speedy recovery and some quality family time on your zeros.

take care
God Bless

Mac