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I don't remember mountain climbing being so hard

Monday, August 21, 2017

Me and my husband climbed Mt. Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH yesterday. I haven't been climbing in years. My family did it every weekend when I was a kid, of corse that was almost 40 years ago. The weather was beautiful and the hike was only 4 miles. I didn't think it would be hard since I am in good psychical shape. The trail was all rock and had a steep incline the whole way. We left the Gatorade and the water in the car because we underestimated the difficulty of the climb. That was a huge mistake. I became dehydrated very early on and had to rest almost every 5 minutes going up. I wore my knee brace and my knee was giving me grief. It took all I had to finish the climb in 4 hours which is average I guess. Got a good workout but boy was everything sore as soon as I got in the car and this morning. Was not going to do anything today but got out for a 9 mile slower than normal walk on the beach. The soreness seems to have gotten better since I stretched them with the walk. I feel accomplished for finishing the hike. There were times that I really did'nt think that I would make it. Thankfully we met a ranger who gave me a Gatorade and a nice couple who gave me a bottle of water and a granola bar. Without them, I don't think I would have made it.
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    I've made this same mistake. Thought I was going to DIE on the trail. I've learned (and you have too) to always bring water, and always hydrate well before I start.

    You were really close to goal recently. Did you make it? Thanks for your comments on my blog post today. Much appreciated!

    1436 days ago
    You did it! Glad someone gave you Gatorade, water and a granola bar.
    1437 days ago
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    You did great... glad you got re-hydrated... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1438 days ago
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