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The Secret Swamp

Sunday, April 21, 2013

I went out kayaking with my brother this afternoon. We were just paddling along, and he starts veering off into a thicket and offers to show me the Secret Swamp. It was this shallow, twisty route through the brush and undergrowth. It was loads of fun navigating all the obstacles. Made me glad I have a shorter boat! We saw muskrats, geese, ducks, turtles. etc. It was a nice enough day for a paddle, though still a little chilly. The water, of course was frigid still. My feet have finally warmed back up though. We only did one lap around the lake today, as we both got our hands wet navigating the swamp, and paddling with cold, wet hands is not a ton of fun. We won't be going out kayaking for a couple of weeks now as my brother is having hernia surgery this week. I remember recuperating from that surgery, so I am thinking more like three weeks (or more) before we go out again.

I also walked 10.5 miles with the dog today, hooped for 18 minutes and did a little ST. It was a good start to my week. I am off to the gym tomorrow. It isn't as much fun as kayaking, but it gets the blood flowing. I am so close to my weight goal now. Only 2.8 pounds to go. Makes me want to work hard, so those last few pounds go away. I am so close!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KALEWINE 4/24/2013 12:35PM

    So close! Keep up the great work!

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OMMAMA7 4/23/2013 9:52AM

    You're amazing - you are doing awesome and I love how much you get out in nature! :)

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FARRAH511 4/22/2013 2:39PM


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KSNANA2 4/22/2013 9:08AM

    I love it when DH and I find little hidden areas when out fishing in our boat. It isn't exercise unless we get stuck and have to paddle though. I am looking forward to being out on the water again this spring. Hope those last 2 pounds come off quickly for you. To me though, you are already a success! emoticon

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SARASMILING 4/22/2013 6:24AM

    You are so inspiring!! emoticon

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SLFGOLF 4/22/2013 1:05AM

    Sounds like you had a great time with your brother. Good luck with those last few pounds. Maintenance is just within reach.

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COCK-ROBIN 4/22/2013 12:17AM


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BRAVELUTE 4/21/2013 9:54PM

    It sounds like the kayak trip energized you for the last step to maintenance!

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ARW715 4/21/2013 9:26PM

    Wow! So amazing that your weight goal is so close! Way to go!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/21/2013 9:24PM

    Sounds wonderful! I would love to try something like this. Sounds like you had a great time!

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KERRIELYNN719 4/21/2013 9:24PM

    Lots of exercise! Woo hoo! I'd be afraid I'd fall out of the kayak!

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CINDHOLM 4/21/2013 9:23PM

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TRAVELGRRL 4/21/2013 9:23PM

    Wow, 2.8 pounds! It will happen fast!!!

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MNABOY 4/21/2013 9:19PM

    I love the side trips on the Buffalo River, when water levels allow.

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