Thursday, March 31, 2011

close call


the hike
began with so much enthusiasm. i was so ready, as i mentioned in one my previous posts. i had all the right intentions, the right gear, the water, snacks, the right shoes, the right frame of mind. but.......


it got hotter and hotter and hotter
and although the trail was not extraordinarily difficult

by mile 2 i was lagging behind as the temperature rose to 94 degrees, breaking all county records (that's me at the top of the hill in last place)
i'm usually a survivor and very strong, never a quitter, but this time, my life was definitely at risk and i had to call it quits.
it took hours to bring my core temperature down first with a hose, then with ice packs

but it will not discourage me. i will venture out again soon although i am still shakey from the close call heat stroke

8 comments:

audrey said...

What a beautiful area to hike in, Constanza. I am so glad that you were able to get your body heat down to normal. I hope your next hiking trip will be a fun one with lower temps.
I sent you an email earlier.
♥ audrey

maría cecilia said...

con cuidado amiga, poco a poco... ya??

Auntie Bliss said...

glad you stopped when you did!
hard to tell it is so hot there from the pictures.
I love to hike but not in heat.

Rebeca Domínguez said...

Que linda caminata Connie, espero que sigas haciéndolo a pesar de los calores. ¿Qué tal el grupo? ¿Y la conversa?

Besos amiga y felicitaciones por estar explorando territorios nuevos...que al mismo tiempo te llevan a tu propia exploración personal.

Colorin Colorado... said...

Qué horrible, Connie!!!!! Me alegra tanto que hayas parado, te imaginás si no lo hubieras hecho????? Los demás siguieron?...mejor esperar hasta el Otoño para intentar de nuevo, total, siempre hay tiempo para sufrir! (a mi no me llevan ni loca, de solo pensar en las víboras que andan por ahí me agarra el heat stroke!!!!!!)

Mar said...

Que susto!
Im glad you stopped when you did, that shows how much common sense you have, bravo!!!

Miss Gracie's House said...

so glad you are OK...

Alice said...

Jajaja... me pasa mucho con los blogs que visito que como que estamos conectadas en temas e ideas... estaba preparando las fotos de flores de crochet que regalé, para subir y veo las tuyas... y en otra carpeta tenía lista las fotos de una caminata al cerro y veo la tuya... parece que te piso los talones en los haceres... será el inconsciente colectivo!!!
Para mi las caminatas son tan gratas como pasear en bicicleta... aunque no es fácil a veces... no se porqué me dejan una sensación tan rica...