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Re: Im sure....

Postby forbins_mtn » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:19 pm

Woot woot! You got this!!!!
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Re: Im sure....

Postby kushrocks » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:21 pm

Crush it!!!!
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Re: Im sure....

Postby ccolgan32 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:01 pm

Good luck!
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Re: Im sure....

Postby MissMindi » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:08 am

So. Here is an update.

I went. I saw. I started hiking and twisted my knee and ankle. I was going up and the way stepped, I fell and twisted my ankle and somehow my knee twisted with it. There was no way I was making it to the top, I could barely make it down on my own. I am so disappointed. I was wearing hiking boots and everything! My brother was not about to turn around, so we told him we would meet him at the summit, and we did. My husband helped me limp all the way to the summit point and we waited for my baby brother to get there.

I got bitten by the bug though. I want to complete one. I want to do it, bad. Right now, I am on bedrest, when we got home I went to the doctor who wants me off my feet today and tomorrow to let this heal, but after that, I will start to do some working out and I will attempt the next one in August!

Thank you ALL for you words of encouragement, this is a community I want to be a part of :)
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Re: Im sure....

Postby Fisching » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:29 am

Despite the injury(ies?), it sounds like you enjoyed the experience.

While there is a remedy to the ankle and knee, there is no known remedy for contracting the contagious mountain fever. Sorry. :)
Peter Aitchison on the risks of rock climbing and mountaineering: "That's life, isn't it? We think the challenge and satisfaction you get from doing this is worth the risks."
"Respect the mountain. Train hard. Hope you can sneak up when it isn't looking."
"The mind is always worried about consequences, but the heart knows no fear. The heart just does what it wants."
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Re: Im sure....

Postby mtgirl » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:42 am

Be proud of yourself for having the desire to try ! You beat everyone that day who decided to sit on the couch and do nothing. You got to see beautiful sights and got to see your brother summit. More than anything, now that desire to summit burns inside you. You have a goal, now work hard and GO FOR IT !
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Re: Im sure....

Postby Txhiker42 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:18 pm

Which peak did you hike?
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Re: Im sure....

Postby Jim Davies » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:38 pm

I used to have weak ankles until I started hiking a lot. I'm sure you'll get further next time...whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? :mrgreen:
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Re: Im sure....

Postby forbins_mtn » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:25 am

Now it's about revenge. Revenge is powerful! You'll make it next time, no doubt in my mind

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