i wanted to get a picture, and maybe i still will at some point, of my really stinkin’ sore calves! last night pia and i went to the gym with our 45 lb packs and “hiked” the stairclimber for close to two hours. it really was not fun. and all it did was give us a preview of this saturday, hiking for seven hours with 45 lbs – ugh : (

so in case you can’t tell already, we really need your prayers. neither of us would even consider giving up, but man this is tough stuff. i really don’t think my calves will be back to “normal” until a week after the summit!

thanks for reading my complaints : )