We had a great day up top yesterday. The high was 51º with a low of 43º. It is already shaping up to be a repeat of yesterday. Chris and I have signed up for another half marathon in November. I think this might be the day to get back on track and start training. I know it is kind of early to worry about a race in November, but my muscles have been in hiking mode and I need to change gears. Having something to work towards is so important on the mountain. I need to set goals for myself. I guess in a lot of ways it is similar to you folks setting a goal of reaching the top of the mountain. I suppose I take it for granted since I live up here and the hike is my commute to work. When I went home for my fathers 80th birthday, he told me joined a gym. His goal is to loose enough weight and get back in shape so he can hike up here again. The last time he was up was 11 years ago. Now, THAT is a goal. I hope I am setting goals like that at 80. So, if you think you can not make up it here because you "think" you are too old, keep my father in mind and follow his lead. Anything is possible.
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2017 Mt. LeConte Weather Data (Year-to-Date)