Well, it's been awhile. The summer has passed with no hiking or biking to write about. On July 8, I suffered a stroke while undergoing a cardiac stent operation. I was lucky. It was a mild stroke, and, although my strength, coordination and mobility were compromised, I was able to move my left arm and leg. I spent two weeks in a rehab hospital, and have spent the rest of the summer rehabbing at home and outpatient. Much of my rehab was a walking program to develop strength, coordination and balance. I was finally able to do a little hike at Maudslay State Park last weekend, and again Tuesday. Did a couple of miles with hiking poles. Tuesday I felt more confident on the downhills and over roots and uneven ground. Things are looking good!
The trails at Maudslay are lovely. The terrain is easy - gently rolling - with few bumpy parts. Scenery is also lovely. A wonderful place to take a rehab hike. Will be going there every chance I get for the next few weeks.