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[Sep. 4th, 2003|01:32 am]
Roy Janik
I'm currently listening to the Tuscaloosa edition of Nummy Muffin. What a surreal experience! And since I recorded, it you can too: http://www.nummymuffincocoabutter.com/nummy/vault/shows/nmcbTuscaloosa9_04_03.mp3

Anyways, back to the hiking. Originally the plan was for Kareem and I to do the whole 15 miles, but due to some miscommunication, we got a late start and acquired Eric.

My previous excursions to the Greenbelt have all resulted in blisters, sore muscles, and horrible chafing in the legs. This time I was bound and determined that none of this would happen.

Among my attempts to forestall pain and discomfort:

  • "New Skin", this stuff you paint onto the bottom of your feet to prevent blisters
  • new hiking shoes that supposedly don't require much break-in
  • polyester t-shirt to keep moisture off the body
  • bicycle shorts to prevent chafing
  • hiking shorts to keep cool
  • vaseline to help with chafing
  • wool socks
  • lots of powerbars/beef jerky/granola bars
  • 6 bottles of water.
  • 6 bottles of frozen water
  • an iron-clad will.
  • -40 pounds

It seemed to work. At the end of it all, my legs were a little sore. That seems to have been the only side-effect.

[User Picture]From: tupperware
2003-09-04 07:33 am (UTC)
That's awesome Roy, how often do you plan on doing that?
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2003-09-04 01:40 pm (UTC)
I'm going to go again very soon and do the full 15 miles, maybe this weekend. I've been wearing my hiking shoes all week to try and break them in some more. After that, who knows.
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[User Picture]From: nconstruct
2003-09-04 09:55 am (UTC)
Your getting the backpacking tolerance. Soon before you know it you may be able to go on a 100 mile trek..
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-09-06 12:16 am (UTC)


I am glad you enjoyed my show... Be sure to record it next week. It will be el spectacular! Or somehting...
~Jennifer Michelle
Fww; This (http://geocities.com/hallucinogenxdecept).
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