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I walked... a LOT

by Tig2 In reply to Edited out

18 miles Saturday. We walked the trail around Lake Harriet, Lake Calhoun, and Lake of the Isles. 18 long sweaty miles. It was nice in the morning but quickly got pretty hot. There were some nice breezes though and that helped. We ran into a number of other 3 Day walkers and cheered each other on. Got some strange looks from the other walkers, joggers, and bicyclists but I don't think we much cared.

At lunch, I noticed that I was developing the combination heat rash/vasculitis that I get on long walks. Got some hydrocortisone on and tried to hydrate better. Missed the mark somewhere- by the end of 18 miles I was rash from the waist down. *sigh*

15 miles Sunday at Coon Rapids Dam. Started there and walked the Mississippi Trail. Finally branched off to a nearby (if 4 miles is nearby) park and walked the trails there. Two really steep hills that we had to walk up- one gravel the other paved. Between the heat and humidity, I wasn't breathing so good by the time I made it up the second hill. I had to pull out the inhalor (which I hate) and try to get the lungs working again. A teammate poured ice water over my head. That was helpful but I think he enjoys doing that a bit too much. Still- it felt great!

Stopping for lunch was good but moving again wasn't a thrill. Still, we made it through and got back to the cars. I got out of the shoes and planted my feet in the grass. I swear I saw steam rising from them.

My partner was so great through the whole weekend. He not only walked the distance, he made supper when we got home and rubbed Tiger Balm into my sore muscles. Saturday I got home and had enough energy to shower and feed the cats but not much else. If someone hadn't fed me, I wouldn't have bothered.

We have cornered the market on ibuprophen and had it for breakfast both days. That helped a ton.

Partner caught me before I could fall asleep on the keyboard last night. This morning, I feel like I spent the weekend on a blender. I feel a nap coming on...

I learned this weekend that regardless of all the training we have done, I didn't really have a clear understanding of what I have signed up for. I think I have a better understanding now. It was a tough weekend but at the end, we made it through.

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Hey TT - at least you had a nice

by j.lupo In reply to I walked... a LOT

walk in the country with great scenery. :) Ok, don't kill me. I can feel those daggers coming my way.

Seriously though, congratulations on making it through the training. You only have a short time left and then the big 3-day will be here. When it is all over you can soak for about 6 months in a nice hot bath. Then start training for the next one....

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no no no no no no

by Jaqui In reply to Hey TT - at least you had ...

the next day start training.

every day you miss makes you hurt that much more the next year.
never stop training.

since I have been known to walk 30 miles just to go to the library to get some books to read, I know how it hurts if you slack off at all.
and that was 30 miles each way

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In the snow

by j.lupo In reply to Edited out

too, don't forget. Even in July

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in the snow

by gadgetgirl In reply to In the snow

and without shoes....



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oooo - good one

by j.lupo In reply to in the snow

I forgot about barefoot.

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by Jaqui In reply to Edited out

30 miles from Brookswood subdivision in Langley to the Robson and Burrard Main Branch of the Vancouver Public Library, up and down hill both ways, walking across ridgelines.

might have taken less time, but I decided to do the seawall around stanley park before going back to langley.

here ya go, the mapquest directions for the trip.
off by 13 blocks on the starting point. I said 40th ave, they picked 53rd ave.

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are you nuts?

by Jaqui In reply to Edited out

I picked out paperbacks, I knew I would be carrying them in a backpack.

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