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9/10/07 12:33 A

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Thank goodness that you guys kept hydrated. I have only been to Florida once. It was hard to get used to the extreme humidity and it rained so hard on one occasion that we could not see the road in front of the car. Other then that we had a beautiful time. I hope that you had a wonderful vacation there. emoticon



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9/9/07 11:34 P

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During the summer I was in Florida when the temps were in that 105 heat index range. My husband and I took a walk and I got us lost--seriously lost. We were each carrying a large cup of ice chips with us which we chomped while walking and my husband said it is probably what kept us from getting dehydrated. I think the ice chips are better than water because you have to consume them slowly so the "fluids" lasted longer. We did refill the cups with water once the ice was gone but the ice lasted a couple of miles.

"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop" (Confucius)

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9/5/07 7:29 P

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Glad you ok! Good lesson for all of us to remember to eat and take water when we walk or exercise. OH and a CELL phone.

Take it easy still even though you might be feeling better. Your body was stressed and need to hydrate itself and good food slowly.

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9/5/07 5:11 P

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Oh Lauren, what Are we going to do about you! So glad that you are ok!



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9/5/07 4:23 P

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Wow! I'm so glad it ended well for you! Take Care.

Let's stay steady on the course together.

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9/5/07 3:52 P

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And glad you are feeling better by the way.

Sometimes we must get hurt in order to grow- We must fall in order to know- Sometimes our vision only clears after our eyes are washed with tears. (Unknown author)



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9/5/07 3:51 P

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Oh goodness, Lauren. I am so glad you had that cell phone. Maybe something good will come out of this as it being a reminder to the rest of us walkers. I know I hardly ever take my water with me and lately I do try and push myself further and further. In my case I don't think I'd have anyone nearby to call so your situation is a great wake up call to me.

Sometimes we must get hurt in order to grow- We must fall in order to know- Sometimes our vision only clears after our eyes are washed with tears. (Unknown author)



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9/5/07 3:32 P

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Lauren, so glad it ended well. I find there is so much difference between walking outside and our walking exercise inside. The strength we feel when 1st stepping out that door can sure be misleading.

So glad David was close by to help. I keep nutrition bars on hand for the times I want to exercise but don't want to take a lot of time to eat first. I bet you don't forget your water too easily again.

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9/5/07 2:33 P

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Took a walk early this afternoon. Felt fairly good. I was trying for 60 minutes. David was feeling out of sorts, so I quietly left the house, leaving him to rest. Sounds like a plan, right?

Some things I didn't take into consideration, though, could have resulted in my care-free walk ending up in the emergency room.

1. It was above 90 degrees, and the sun was brutal.
2. I forgot my water.
3. It was 12:15, and I STILL hadn't eaten yet.
4. The only fluid I had in me was a cup of java.

And, as usual, I seriously overestimated my ability, and walked way too far on those "not so smart" circumstances.

The story ends well. I HAD remembered to take my cell phone (boy, is that a sign of the times, or what?), and thank God I did, cause just before I was ready to hit the pavement on my face, I managed to call David, and he came and got me.

White faced, grey around the lips, eyes sunken into their sockets, covered in sweat, I crawled into the house, onto the couch, while he put icepacks under my neck and on my stomach (yeah, cause that started hurting too). The first thing I got in to me after the water was a banana. Slowly, the shaking stopped, and I could finally sit up.

That was over an hour ago, and I'm just now feeling well enough to get back to my normal day. Whew! When will I learn?

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