I was in my garage yesterday afternoon thinking about how it needed to be cleaned out. While making preparations to get reorganized my eyes kept wandering towards my Old Town Guide 119 as it sat on its gunnels in storage. Spring isn’t too far off and thoughts of a quiet paddle on a cold spring morning started to fill my mind.
Could be an earlier Spring than expected. This coming weekend, March 7th and 8th, the weather forecast for my area of NW Wisconsin is being forecast for the upper 50s and low 60s!
Looking Ahead To 2020
I have a lot planned for this coming year. Some changes are coming to my outdoor activities. The intent is to transition into overlanding for more than a few of my outings. I still plan on a wilderness canoe trip once per year, but not the usual 2-4 various length trips (some get mentioned here, some don’t).
My wife has left Duluth Trading Company and has gone back to teaching. The change from a retail focused work schedule to a more routine ‘9-5’ gig is going to allow her to do more things with me over the weekends.
I’m looking forward to it, though I am not sure how many overlanding trips she’ll want to go on. She does not ride well in vehicles since a car accident she had a few years ago – she is a bit jittery and doesn’t relax.
Overweight Outdoorsman Update
It’s been a while since I updated on the status of my weight. Back when I started this website I used it to share some of my outdoor activities and my weight loss. Losing weight helped me get back outdoors more often, like I used to do in my 20s and 30s.
Well, I have kept the weight off. I hover around 220 to 225 lbs. I suspect the five pound shift in weight is due to water and crap retention!
Yes, I could stand to loose another 20 pounds and I may push to do that soon. My diet at the moment is not Keto, like I used to lose a lot of my weight, but it is a lower carb diet… probably similar to a low carb diabetic diet. I’m not diabetic, but the lower carb and portioned diet seems to work well for me to maintain where I am at.