Got some more hiking in

@sunnflr (2767)
United States
September 30, 2008 1:56pm CST
We went hiking at three different places on the days my husband was off after getting home last week. It sure was fun! I've been missing my hiking. We did see a snake on the first trail which was NO fun at all. I hate snakes! I was in front cause my husband walks alot faster and would run off and leave me. Well, he said I stopped dead still and he didn't know what was going on. Then he touched me and he said I was shaking all over. He knew something was terribly wrong then. He stepped around me and saw the snake. It was just a baby. He moved it off the trail. I was crying and couldn't breathe good by this time. He just held me. Nothing much you can do for me at this point but just let me ride it out. He did say we need some bags in case I actually hyperventilate. The other hikes were good though...no snakes.
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@owlwings (41901)
• Cambridge, England
30 Sep 08
You just need to remember that snakes are always more scared of you than you are of them. They are cold-blooded so they love to bask in the sun to warm themselves up. A good sunny spot is often right in the middle of a trail, of course! Most mother snakes don't care for their young in the way that bears do. Once they are ready to leave the nest, that's it. There would be no mother snake nearby waiting to attack you if you harmed her baby. A fear of snakes is very common and can happen for many reasons. You might like to read this article: http://www.emofree.com/a/?3252/Fear/fear-snakes-specific-events.htm to see how it can be handled and defused. You never know, you might be the one to gently move the snake off the path next time!
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@owlwings (41901)
• Cambridge, England
1 Oct 08
LOL! No, it DOESN'T show pictures of snakes (in fact there are no pictures on the page) or any descriptions that you might find uncomfortable. It describes a fascinating technique which can be used to deal with fears, phobias, addictions and also physical things like headaches and chronic back pain. The technique (called Emotional Freedom Technique - EFT) is easy to learn and full instructions are available at that site for free - no strings! It's based on acupuncture theory but instead of using needles (that's another phobia some people have, isn't it!), one simply taps the 9 relevant points on the body whilst repeating a short phrase. I thought you should read the page and maybe go further and give it a try. One big advantage of it is that you are in complete control and can set your own comfort level.
@owlwings (41901)
• Cambridge, England
1 Oct 08
Incidentally, here is another page (just one of many) about how EFT has been used for diabetes: http://www.emofree.com/diabetes.htm Of course, EFT should never be thought of as a replacement for proper medical care. When used in conjunction with it, however, it has often given startling positive results which have often led to long-term conditions being completely cured.
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Well, your hiking trips sound like great exercise and alot of fun. I am not a fan of snakes myself but my husband actually hates them more than I do. I hope it wasn't poisonous. Glad your husband was along to comfort you. Glad you only encountered one snake. We live in FL and it is common to see a snake or 2 when walking through our yard and gardens.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
1 Oct 08
That's how it was where I grew up in Ga. I'm glad I don't see them all the time here! The hike was fun. We plan on doing more this weekend.
• United States
30 Sep 08
Ah, you found a pet, how sweet. I'm not a fan of snakes either. I've seen a few in my day. When we lived in Florida my kids came running in crying and telling me a snake was outside. I thought it would be a little one but it was big and black and it was coiled up ready to strike. My son was tossing his paper airplane around and it landed on the snake. I told them to wait inside because I wanted to take a pic but after I came out the slimy sucker was gone, where to I didn't know so that got me freaked. Guess you'll be letting hubby lead next time huh?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Sep 08
What kind of snake was it? Where did you go on this snake filled hike? I have not hiked min many years. I do walk a lot though daily. between taking Buster for a walk, tending to dad, and just walking for the sole purpose of walking I get a hiklers worth of walking in. Not the hill climbing type, but exercise none the less. Glad you had a good time even with the encounter with a snake. Thew bags will work in the event you do hyperventilate. Have a great day/evening as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
30 Sep 08
My husband said it was a baby black racer. I know it was black. Glad the mama wasn't anywhere around! We were hiking the Chinnabee trail on Mt. Cheaha that time. We've hiked there a few times. It was the first one to get me back in the swing of things. With my fibromyalgia when we miss any time it's like starting all over.
@the_evil (46)
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
can i ask you a question? is it hiking makes someone strong? how to clim a mountain? is it fun?
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Hiking will make you stronger. You use leg muscles espeically walking up hills and rocks and just the movement. I don't climb mountains, but many people do. I do climb large rocks. Hiking is fun and great exercise.