Saturday, May 21, 2011

Unintentional Six

When I left the house at 11:30 (after an internal debate about what I wanted to do more, walk or ride my bike) I only intended to walk 5 miles. I figured 5 today, 5 tomorrow, and start cross training next week.

I had a plan, peoples!

But then I got out there and realized I was hatless...I left my Skeezy hat sitting there on the sofa, and walking just doesn't feel right without it. I almost went back, but by then I was a mile and a half out, and figured that since I was only going 5 miles and it's not especially hot today, I would survive.

At 3 miles, I really wanted it. Sweat was running into my eyes, the top of my head was hot, and it felt like tiny bugs were crawling through my hair. I even ran a comb through it and checked, but thankfully, I was not carting critters around Dixon.

And then stuff started going through my head. I was stuck on wanting my Skeezix hat, and stuff just started forming in there.

To the tune of Jesus Loves Me

Skeezix digs me,
This I know
For the CB* tells me so
He sits there nice upon my head
So at mile ten I won't be dead.**

Try having that stuck in your head for a couple of miles.

I stopped for a Diet Coke at McD's since it was along the way (and to make use of the facilities...that's important, yes it is...) and checked my distance.

4.75 miles.

Still 1.5 miles from home.

So much for jst doing 5 today.

I hit the door at 6.25; my lower back is screaming at me so I'm not sure I'll get on the bike this afternoon. We'll wait to see it the Naprosyn takes effect.

Still, it was a nice 6.25 miles, with sunshine and the not-too-warms...

*Cat Blogosphere, in case you were unaware of this awesomeness
**'Cause, you know, Skeezy on my head prevents sunstroke and dying halfway though the day...


Victor Tabbycat said...

Skeezy is yur walkin muse. Not MOOSE, muse! Heck, I's not sure my mom would survive walkin one mile. She's a bony, lazy weakling. But she's MY bony, lazy weakling.

Anonymous said...

That feeling you felt was sunburn. I bet your scalp under your hair is red.

Journey to ATLANTA! said...

Nice mileage girl!
Did you try to sing that little ditty out loud? I would have liked to hear it!
I DID NOT make the 20 miles today. My doggies were hurting. Need to check out new shoes because i shouldn't be hurting where I am hurting!

Thumper said...

Me, sing out loud? There was no one there to offer me cash for the effort...