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Reset Day 17 & 18: the new norm - sweat & frizz

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Yesterday I didn't blog. I planned on doing it in the evening, but time slipped away from me. Anyhow, it was a pretty good day. I walked at noon and dang, it was humid! I came back with frizzy hair and sweating like crazy! I'm one of those people who sweat... lots. Good thing I had baby wipes and a change of clothes to freshen up.

After work I quickly ate supper and took Mr Tucker for a walk. It was lightly misting when we left. We got about a mile and a half in and the skies opened up. Down pour! He quickly became one curly haired wet black dog and I became one soaked to the underwear, frizzy haired human! Not to mention I couldn't see much as my glasses were water spotted and then went to steaming! The cool rain did feel refreshing for a moment, but then it was just hot, clammy, wet clothes and the walk home in squishing shoes.

Today I had a luncheon meeting. No walk for me. I am going to have a lighter step count today. It is humid out there and was pouring a few minutes ago. Intermittent showers are expected for the next two days, some severe. Ugh! However, I am not going to punish myself and chain myself to the treadmill for an hour and a half to get in 12,000 steps! I will walk on the treadmill a few miles two or three - but not 5 or 6! It's OK to have a light day. Rain happens!

I updated my virtual walk. I am now 755.1 miles in and today is day 105 on the trail. My daily average miles for the week went up to 7.7 from 7.2! So I did work hard this week!

On day 101 I could see the Sierras in the distance. Yep, I will be headed to those snow covered mountain tops!

These beautiful snow flowers were along the trail! Talk about a pop of color!

Day 102 found myself in some flat meadows! Better be soaking this in because there is going to be much climbing ahead!

Day 103 was getting a bit rocky and hilly!

I must admit I get amazed by the rock formations along the trail.

Another view of what lies ahead...

Day 104 started with some meditation!

Oh my gosh and then there it was...snow on the trail! Just a few days ago I was wandering in the hot desert seeking shelter from the sun!

And who could resist a rest along the banks of Chicken Spring Lake?

Time to move forward. I'm really liking it here! Some beautiful photos spots!

This is my stopping point for the night.

Who would think that this girl who has a fake knee would be virtually hiking the Pacific Crest Trail? Feeling grateful! Thank you actual hikers who photo journal your hike to share with others like me! I hope some day when time allows to actually hike a section or two of the trail. I feel like it has become my old friend!
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    Wow, you DID work hard for your average to go up that much on day 105! I know you're a number cruncher like me, and you appreciate how hard it is to knock even 1 pin off an average that far in. But you did it!

    Your rain walk description was awesome, cracked me up. I, too, am a frizzball in the humidity. I've taken to wearing my hair in twists when I'm going to be in humid environments, merely to cut down on the frizz until I can get back into a drier climate, but some days there is no drier climate, and it sounds like you're in for a few days like that. Embrace the frizz? emoticon Own the frizz? emoticon Sure. Ever see that episode of Friends where Monica's hair gets bigger every day they're in the islands? That would be me.

    Enjoy your weekend!
    2192 days ago
    Yuck to the wet squishy shoes! I am at mile 500 behind you. Lead the way!
    2192 days ago
    Your weather sounds just like ours. When we retire, I hope to hike some of those virtual trails on vacation.
    2193 days ago
    I am impressed with your efforts and with your attitudes. You are an inspiration!
    2193 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    wow that is so cool........

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    2193 days ago
    Awesome photos. Nothing like walking in the rain - it cools you off and is reminiscent of when as children we played in the rain. emoticon
    2193 days ago
  • LSIG14
    These virtual walks are wonderful - mine is going a lot slower than yours so I've camped in several extremely uncomfortable rocky spots but I'm having a ball. I thank you so much for getting me started!
    2194 days ago
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    You have me so excited about doing the Pacific trail after the virtual walk I'm on now. I'll be looking for all the photos you've posted, so I can match them up with yo and your blog. Thanks for the post!


    - Nancy Jean -
    2194 days ago
    Lovely pictures.
    2194 days ago
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    Pretty cool that these pictures are available. I went for a run last night and my usual path along the Riverwalk was closed due to flooding. Had to take the sidewalks and streets instead. This weather is crazy!
    2194 days ago
    Yes, I too had one of those "soaker" walks last summer. Downpour out of nowhere! Now I always have a hat...just in case.

    I think those of us with "artificial" joints sometimes try harder to be normal again...move it, move it, move it!

    I hated what my life had become before I had the hip replacement and to be pain free again was a miracle. Now I walk as much as I can, hoping that by the time I wear it out, they'll have really neat, non-invasive procedures to replace the next one! emoticon
    2194 days ago
  • SAM_I_AM_2K
    emoticon Something I am very familiar with is rain... I am sorry it got the best of you last night! It's one thing to be prepared and walk in the rain... but a completely different story when you get caught! (Been there... done that!)

    Great job on your steps... and yes, a light day is in order every now an then.
    2194 days ago
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