Originally Posted by davismills
Congrats on your successful retirement and my sympathies for the loss of your Mom.
I retired Feb of 2013 and have really enjoyed the new found control of my own life. My stress level has dropped to nothing, I've lost 6 lbs, walk 4-6 miles per day, go to the gym 3-4 days per week and I'm section hiking the Appalachian trip twice per year during the optimum weather months of May and Oct. At my age of 60, I'll probably not complete the entire 2100 plus miles, but continue to press forward.
Very cool about your AT plans. I'd love to do the same for the more interesting parts of the PCT.