This morning was hiking morning. Hike twice a week, 5 miles as part of my overall conditioning program.
We're having unseasonably cold weather. It is 6:45. I walk outside. I am ready to go. I have my boots on and am dressed. Just need to eat something and be on my way. The wind is blowing. It is 44 degrees.
Ah the vision of my younger self arises. Hiking in all kinds of wind and cold. Master of the elements. Macho. Tough. Driven.
I return to the house and take a hot shower instead.
And in the process of showering discover that I forgot to take out my hearing aids. Fortunately no permanent damage came to them.
This is the reality.