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    I have been so bad about posting. Mainly because...

    I have been so bad about posting. Mainly because our runs have been an endless stream of hot and slow. I am sort of trying to embrace it as a return to base. I find it really hard in this weather to...
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    OMG, I love Acadia. We go every summer. LOVE it....

    OMG, I love Acadia. We go every summer. LOVE it. This is the first year we are not going in a long time, and I will miss it. You will have a great time hiking there. October will be beautiful. Are...
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    Here is a good one from last summer. We had just...

    Here is a good one from last summer. We had just come down off that cirque.
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    I used to be a climber, and we have spent a lot...

    I used to be a climber, and we have spent a lot of time on stuff like that. While my mom was still alive we used to go out to CO and bang out 14er's every summer. When that got old we started doing...
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    Catrin, These pics are for you! From yesterday's...

    Catrin,
    These pics are for you! From yesterday's hike. Lots of scrambling and shoots and ladders. The is me on the lft going up a steep section and my husband on the right.
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    One of the reasons we were attracted to the area...

    One of the reasons we were attracted to the area is that we do want winter, and the sports that go with it. So I think moving east will probably negate that. Someday that might change but for now, we...
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    Thanks Emily. I am sure there will be lots and...

    Thanks Emily. I am sure there will be lots and lost more discussion and searching for us before we make a move. I will check out the places you have mentioned.
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    but I learned a long time ago that there's more...

    but I learned a long time ago that there's more to a place than the scenery.

    Yep. I do like it where we live, we are just concerned that it will not be sustainable in retirement. Oh well, time...
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    Hi All, Early on in this thread I mentioned that...

    Hi All,
    Early on in this thread I mentioned that we were checking out area for possible retirement. So now we are in western NC. It ticked a lot of boxes on paper so we wanted to come check it out....
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    The summer we went up to Canada, we were here: ...

    The summer we went up to Canada, we were here:

    http://vacancesessipit.com/condos-hotels-natakam/condos-hotels-avec-2-chambres/

    We went with our friends to paddle in the St Lawrence River during...
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    Black flies. There is no other creature like them...

    Black flies. There is no other creature like them on Earth. I grew up with them in upstate NY and thought I had experience until I went to Canada just about this time of year in 2012. Now I...
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    I just have to power through. Get up early, get...

    I just have to power through. Get up early, get out and get it done. And dream of winter running!!!!

    The bugs have been bad here too. Strawberry flies. They take a chunk. Some people call them...
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    Summer Running Thread

    Happy Solstice and Strawberry Moon!!!

    And so starts the season of BLECH running for me. I hate running in summer heat. Blech. Fortunately we are spending lots of time in the mountains this...
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    Oh No. I am so sorry. You are in the thick of it...

    Oh No. I am so sorry. You are in the thick of it now, right after the crash. Try not to panic. Because you have a wound and impact damage, it is going to take some time to heal. But don't freak out....
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    I feel like I no longer understand the world in...

    I feel like I no longer understand the world in which we live. I just don't get it....why does everyone hate so much.
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    That is very sweet, thank-you. I will keep on...

    That is very sweet, thank-you. I will keep on posting updates. The best thing about trail running aside from being in the woods, is the people I have met on the trail at races. Most of the time just...
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    Catrin, we have tried everything, endurolytes,...

    Catrin,
    we have tried everything, endurolytes, S-caps, gatorade, nuun, gatorade and nuun mixed. Usually I am just unhappy and slow i n the heat. My husband gets clobbered. I am at a loss of what to...
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    [/B] That is my biggest fear. I LOVE trail...

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    That is my biggest fear. I LOVE trail running. I don't want it to become a "thing"
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    Thanks Ladies, We survived. It was hot and...

    Thanks Ladies,

    We survived. It was hot and humid which does not go well for either of us. My husband in particular. I was soaked from head to toe by mile 3. The course was nice, lots of nice...
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    Emily, You and I need to form a group. You just...

    Emily,
    You and I need to form a group. You just described my life exactly.

    I am currently on the outs with a "group" at work ( teachers) because the social politics got to be too much during a...
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    I had a partial at 42, ovaries still in. My...

    I had a partial at 42, ovaries still in. My symptoms of early menopause came on quietly, and I just excused them away. Oh, I am tired, or, I am stressed. And then I started to get foggy and could not...
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    Hey Oak, I only need the flip flops for flippity...

    Hey Oak,
    I only need the flip flops for flippity flopping around the house and a quick run to the store. I do not wear them for hours on end like the rest of the folks around here. I found a pair of...
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    So just like that the weather has become very...

    So just like that the weather has become very unpleasant for running. Last w/e was still tolerable and then Tuesday, blam, 87 degrees and humid. The pollen count is off the chart, we have had air...
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    I love the Whites, but I hate NH, if you...

    I love the Whites, but I hate NH, if you understand what I mean. The "Live Free or Die" mentality is real, and plays itself out in the lack of services and the constant refrain of "no new taxes." NH...
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    I am glad that you started this thread. Ever...

    I am glad that you started this thread. Ever since I read Pax's failed experiment I have been nervously questioning our retirement plans. Given a choice, my hubs would sell it all do the motor home...
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