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Leaving for Peru...

Monday, September 16, 2013 about an hour! I'm nervous.

TC and I WERE going to hike on our "mountain" (1800 feet) over the weekend, but that didn't happen. On Friday night I started feeling sick, like a sinus infection was coming on. My lymph nodes were swollen. My throat hurt.

By Saturday I knew I couldn't take the chance of getting sick, so we sat in the clinic for 3 hours before I could see a doctor. She prescribed some meds, even though it wasn't really bad, and then I waited for an hour at the pharmacy.

I took 3 doses of the antibiotic, and by Sunday -- all gone! Yay!!

BUT, no hiking.

I liken this to the week before a race, where you are supposed to back off the training and just rest up. That always feels weird to me, like I'm losing my fitness level. But I've had my rest week, and hopefully things will go well for us.

We packed waaay more than we wanted to, waaay more than we usually do, but here's the deal: we will be on a 4-day hike where temperatures will range between 40 and 70 degrees, and rain is forecast. We'll be spending time in the city, listening to lectures, taking tours, and eating in restaurants. So it seemed like we had to pack a little bit of everything!

Well, ready or not, here we go!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CINDYSDAY 9/17/2013 1:07PM

    I can't wiat to see your pictures

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JENJESS48 9/17/2013 8:46AM

    So jealous! I LOVE Peru and Macchu Picchu should be on everyone's bucket list. Taking DH and the twins there is one of my foreign travel priorities!

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JOANOFSPARK 9/17/2013 8:14AM

    Wow!! emoticon You are going to have such a great time..........We want to hear all about it.......because, you know, we are living vicariously through you guys......*grin* Peru is definitely on my "wish list though not likely to ever happen" .......that is such an awesome place to visit........good thing you got all cleared up before want to be in good shape for sure for this is sooo cool.......:) *grin*

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SUGAR0814 9/16/2013 10:09PM

    Glad you're better!! Have fun!!

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MEADSBAY 9/16/2013 8:12PM

The time is finally here.
You are going to have an amazing experience.
I can't wait to hear all about it.

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WATERMELLEN 9/16/2013 7:39PM

    So glad you got your health issues cleared up before departure: here's wishing you a super trip!!

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MAZACK 9/16/2013 7:34PM

    That some really serious hiking you will be doing. Have fun, as I know you will.

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AJDOVER1 9/16/2013 6:52PM

    best wishes to you! Be well and enjoy every step!

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LIVELAUFLUV 9/16/2013 5:23PM

    Have a GREAT trip!!!!!!!


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MALAMI518 9/16/2013 4:57PM

    Wow! That looks like an amazing trip and quite the challenge. I hope you have a wonderful time.

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KENDRACARROLL 9/16/2013 4:04PM

    Have a wonderful time!
Looking forward to the hike report and pictures.

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BUTTERFLY-1976 9/16/2013 11:03AM

    Good news that your feeling better. This is going to be an amazing trip. Can't wait to read your blog & see pictures when you get back.

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BOOKAPHILE 9/16/2013 10:54AM

    I saw the video you posted before, but that elevation chart is daunting. You've prepared for this for a long time, and you will do fine. I hope you have enough energy to take photos. Will you need extra camera batteries?

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 9/16/2013 10:53AM

    Sounds so exciting. Good for you for taking care of yourself instead of pushing and getting sicker. Enjoy the trip. I can't wait to hear about it.

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GETFIT2LIVE 9/16/2013 10:42AM

    Have a wonderful time, can't wait to hear about it when you get back!

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LORILEEPAGE 9/16/2013 10:27AM

    You are my hero, always challenging yourself! Love your get up and go attitude!

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NANCY- 9/16/2013 10:01AM

    What an adventure you have in store. WTG on taking care or yourself and being prepared. How exciting. I cannot wait to hear about the local cuisine. Sorry to here about the rain forcast... hopefully you will still have wonderful vistas.
Enjoy and
¡Buen viaje!

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MIRMIUM 9/16/2013 10:00AM

    I hope you guys have a blast! I'm glad you got that whatever it was cleared up before your big hiking trip :)

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KRISKECK 9/16/2013 9:55AM

    Wow! My dream trip! I am so excited and happy for you and can't wait to hear about it! Enjoy!

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