Dave Ramsey, author and founder of Financial Peace University says: "No one plans to fail, but many fail to plan." This is one of the many lessons AppleJack and I have learned. We talk about many things, but have learned unless we choose a date and start making plans, things do not happen.
When we first hiked to Mt. LeConte we planned for months. We walked many, many miles preparing ourselves for the hike. We bought new hiking shoes and socks. We studied trails and weather. We ate healthy and learned to make tasty granola.
This October is a big month for us--we will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. Yesterday we made plans to celebrate our anniversary at our place when we have shared some of the most wonderful days of our lives together--Mt. LeConte.
We are giving ourselves six months to get in shape for this hike. Hiking to the top of Mt. LeConte is like a stress test and with each step the elevation rises. It will not be easy.