lizcommotion: A photo looking up at an autumn tree canopy (autumn trees)
[personal profile] lizcommotion posting in [community profile] the_great_outdoors
What a great community! I'm so excited.

I haven't been able to do much out-of-doors stuff lately due to health stuff, but I am hoping that will change. I did have a brief period of more activity this spring in which I was able to hike parts of the Potomac Heritage Trail, including a gorge. I have fibromyalgia, and I managed to climb a fucking gorge and live to tell the tale the next day. That was a pretty awesome feeling, especially when I thought I'd lost all the cool rock-scrambly hiking things forever.

I grew up with a lot of hiking and camping and canoeing. It's a cheap way to vacation with three kids. I love the stars at  night, and the crackle of firewood. I love the feeling of a canoe paddle as it slides through water. I love the rush and thrill of conquering some rapids just right.

I really miss it, and I want it back. *fingers crossed*

Date: 2012-01-19 01:58 pm (UTC)
spiralsheep: Flowers (skywardprodigal Cog Flowers)
From: [personal profile] spiralsheep
I have fibromyalgia, and I managed to climb a fucking gorge and live to tell the tale the next day.

\o/

Date: 2012-01-19 10:16 pm (UTC)
spiralsheep: A raven (spiralsheep Raven Logo)
From: [personal profile] spiralsheep
I have some idea how it feels. I developed achilles tendonitis last year and every time I'm up a hill/mountain I rejoice in just being able to walk. There's something special about being in high places and looking down on the backs of birds flying below.

Props to you for doing it any which way you can. :-)

Date: 2012-01-19 07:31 pm (UTC)
kestrel_hawk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kestrel_hawk
Its tough to mentally get over health problems that could mean disaster in the backcountry. I'm allergic to fire ants (and probably wasps), and I have Reactive Airway Disorder (basically, I have shitty lungs for no good reason), so every trip is accessorized by inhalers, epi-pens and benadryl.

Props on climbing a fucking gorge!

Date: 2012-01-19 08:29 pm (UTC)
moem: Me, riding my bike through a river. (motor in wadi)
From: [personal profile] moem
Wow, major kudos to you.

And what a nice introduction post. I should be making one of my own soon.

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