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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I woke up way too early last Friday. I gave up trying to fall back to sleep so I got up and went geocaching all by myself. We had attempted to find this particular cache twice before and kept approaching it from the wrong direction, I was trying to find another entry point but failed to do so. Regardless, it was an intense workout since I ended up ascending and then descending a river escarpment. It was rather dumb of me to go on my own (had the trusty dog with me though) but I had my phone and a GPS so I figured I could call out and give my exact location if worse came to worse. *lol*

Here's my dog. Bad me has her off-leash while I work my way slowly down the steep bit. Too dangerous to have her possibly tug me off balance.

This is a steep downhill bit. Hubby wouldn't let me go down this when he came with us. *lol* He didn't think I could do it with my knees. Ha! Showed him! I "slow and steady"-ed it and had no problems. I was thinking one of those hiking poles might have come in handy though. Thank heavens for strategically placed trees on the way down. I have to say though, I am glad I didn't have to negotiate it while also trying to get my kidlet down it as well.

I have been having real problems with my knees this summer. I am sure it is from weight regain but I think part of it has been heat related swelling. If I were a horse I would say I am "stocked up" because I seem to do better once I get moving. Between that and some sort of piriformis (like sciatica of the butt), it has been a rough year so far. Oh, and it is probably salt intake as well. (sigh) I think it'll be cured by many more miles of hiking. (snort) Don't you?

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    Sounds and looks like you girls had fun! So did you end up finding the spot this time? Hiking is good exercise, I wish I liked it more. I can get up steep places but coming down scares me lol
    1544 days ago
    JEALOUS!!!! Haven't been out camping OR hiking since May!! Crazy crazy summer so far.
    Way to go! Where was this? Love the pic add-ons!
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