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Indian Spring Disaster (w/pics)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

OK so my son is at camp this weekend. The dog and I have the house to ourselves. I decided to keep up with my new healthy habits and take the dog for a walk at the park. She (the dog) needs to get out as much as I do. I can even do my favorite trail and take pics and post them like other Sparkers do in their blogs (I really enjoy those blogs). Fantastic idea! A peaceful walk in the park, a little exercise...yeah.

Star, my dog, decides she has to duty about 40 yards passed this sign. I pick up after her and walk back to the trail head to dispose of it because I am not carrying it for 2.2 miles. We make it to the spring a short way in.

It's hard to see in this pic because of the sun but the water just gurgles up from the rocks. Not safe to drink from though. Continuing on along the trail is Beaver Pond. Nope didn't see any beavers today. Just a black squirrel, 2 red squirrels and a cardinal.

By the pond the terrain stars to get slightly more difficult. More hills and more mud. I usually can get this trail done in 30-40 minutes but today I slow down because I don't want to fall or sprain my ankle again and Star is choosing today of all days to misbehave.

After the bridge the trail get muddier. A lot muddier.

I almost fall at least half a dozen times. We are probably three quarters of the way finished when it happens. I am concentrating on my footing when Star gives the leash a yank and down I go. Belly down. In the mud. I'm covered in it from my chest to my feet including both hands.

I quit taking pictures at that point even though there's another beautiful pond and begin to cry. I'm not hurt but I cry the rest of the trail (it takes almost an hour and a half from start to finish) and all the way home. Why? Because I can not even take a leisurely afternoon walk without ending up a failure. Think my story ends here? It doesn't.

At home I strip off the muddy clothes and throw them in the wash. Then I go to get a drink of water and break the glass. After I finish cleaning the glass up, I finally get my drink of water but end up spilling half of it down the fresh clothing I had just put on.


I should have stayed in bed this morning.
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    So I am a little late reading this blog but you know what I am proud of you. You did not fall until almost done. Along our weight loss journey there will be numerous obstacles and we may fall but it is the ability to get up and continue on that makes us a winner. I have a horrible habit of rolling my ankle at least once if not twice a year. I always worry one day I am going to break it, that is why I do not jog outside, uneven terrain scares me. However you did you walk with the dog in January. You should get an award just for doing that. I avoid all outside activity until the Spring. haha! I am a winter wimp. ha ha
    1873 days ago
    Girl..we all have those days! but its good memories to have to add to your success story!!! If you only knew half of my crazy days!!! lol
    1880 days ago
    I hope you weren't hurt. I also hope you can look back now and laugh at what a sight you must have been rolling around in the mud. We all want to do that sometimes.
    Don't let that keep you from getting out again. Have fun.
    1880 days ago
    It was better for me today but my son broke a plate. Lol - at least it wasn't me.
    1881 days ago
    Yes, some days are rough...today has to be better for you though! I hope it was.
    1881 days ago
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