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   Posted 7/20/2008 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone! i just got back from camping (at algonquin park) for a week
: )))

apart from the killer flies and the bear raiding our campsite, everything went well!

i went on a *moderate* hike every day each from about 1.5 hours to 3 hours. (the trails including a lot of uphill and downhill with tree roots and rocks galore).

I was surprised that i was pain free for the most part all week long! we even went on evening walks for an hour to take the pooches around.

i was really worried that i was gunna be in all sorts of aches and pains cuz of the amount of activity i was doing and because of the cold and dampness.. but i was good! : ))

oh, and since i read that the malic acid/magnesium pills may give you the runs in the beginning.. um.. i decided to delay starting them until i got back from camping. just.. well, just because. hehehe
: )))
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   Posted 7/20/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
This is wonderful news!  I'm so glad you had a wonderful time.  I know that if I keep moving I do far better in the pain department.  It sure doesn't pay to worry, does it!  yeah
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   Posted 7/20/2008 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
yah it's so true. i find that when i sit around for long periods of time.. i feel a lot more stiff and achey.
weird. it's almost like the minute you stop moving.. yer body starts rusting away. hhaha

well, except when you over exert yourself and then yer definitely in loads of pain then.. : /

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   Posted 7/20/2008 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
oh yah.. i got a spider bite. this was the spider that bit me : ///


seriously.. creepiest thing EVER!!

getting by
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   Posted 7/20/2008 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ingenua,

Wow that was some creepy looking spider, are you sure it wasn't poisoness? How is your bite?

I am so truly happy that you had a good time. Don't be suprised if you become a little sore still, but just work through it. You will be fine. I always seem to feel my soreness a couple of days after the fact for some reason. But all in all, it sounds like you had the most wonderful time and I am sooooo happy for you.

Take care,
Best wishes, Karen...
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   Posted 7/20/2008 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
She didn't bring back pictures of the bears raiding the camp or the scenery but she got a picture of the spider that bit her, hehehe. devil
I'm glad you had a great time Ingenua. We can have some great times in our lives. It may not always be a bowl of cherries but ................
I think you were wise to start the malic acid/magnesium after you got back. I hope it helps now that your home.
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   Posted 7/20/2008 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
hahaha i actually did a google search for the spider. didn't get a pic of it. i squashed it and there was no more sign of it in the dirt. oops. hahaha

: )))

i have pix of the scenery. i have to upload them but i'll post them for sure! :D

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: ))))

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   Posted 7/20/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ingenua-
Good for you! Sounds like you had a lot of fun! I spent the whole day at my sons house yesterday, playing with my 3 year old granddaughter. And we did a lot! I even got the granddog on a short walk. I was tired today but no pain off the charts.Today I did gardening, which I have not done since last summer. Felt great - and I'm not worrying about the pain. I'm just doing!
I couldn't even punch up the site of your spider- EEEWWWWW! I'm sure I would have nightmares! GamJill
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   Posted 7/20/2008 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
oh.. btw getting by.. i don't think it was poisonous. it hurt a lot when i got bit.. but it just looked like a mosquito bite. it's ok now
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   Posted 7/21/2008 12:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ingenua,my name is Karen,nice to meet ya. Wow it is so great that you had a good time and pain fee too!!! I totally miss camping. I havent gone in about 9 years now,used to all the time with my ex and his family and I really miss fishing!!! I sure wouldnt have missed the spiders or the bears though lol
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   Posted 7/21/2008 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Glad you had such a great time! Hope the bear didn't do too much damage. The worst we got camping was raccoons, and were they ever bold! Came right up to our camp chairs around the fire one night; it was just too bad the kids had missed them. I'm a little jelous of all the hiking you did. Hiking has to be one of my favourite activities, adn I was too fatigued to do any our last trip. Well, that and we had no time with all our day trips. We are going camping for another week in Champlain Park (by Mattawa) at the beginning of August. We are only hanging out there this time, no side trips, so I'm hoping I'll be able to hike! Especially since I bought a new sling for baby girl just for that purpose ;)

btw, that spider is really icky :P
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