I'm with Sidecar on this one. I'm on the tail end of my 60s.
I don't miss the missing body parts either. However, those two rib long scars are a pain in the gut. The slow healing kidney grabs me once in awhile too. Was tussling with the grand kids, little girls, and got nailed. Ouch!!
Putin' yur ass on an ass isn't pain free either. Need to sneak up on that one. Wear panty hose.
The 13 year old will have no problem at all. It used to take me, even after decent prep, about 3 days into the elk hunt in the big mtns to reach the point where I could walk where I wished without being winded. Youth is resilient. Too bad its wasted on the young.
I have no dog
but recently acquired 2 future pack goats
. These guys are way better than any other animal I've had. Great company, no problems and will be carrying the load next year.
Long hikes in the very sandy 'behind the house' area in 90* heat is exhausting.
This week we start scouting in the mountains supplemented by the tread mill which is boring as all get out.