I headed for the outlet mall in Vacaville today to knock a few miles off in the shade (and where I could duck into air conditioned stores if I wanted...) and I wore a spiffy 3 Day t-shirt.
I noticed a few people reading it, but that was it. Mild curiosity. I zipped along at a pretty good clip, and on my second lap around I decided to cave into a craving for jelly beans and went into the Jelly Belly Store.
I only grabbed like 4 ounces of jelly beans, but when I went to the counter someone behind me said, "Cool shirt," and then "Give her a discount. She has the shirt."
That made it sound cool.
She turned out to be the manager, and we talked for a few minutes; she's done a Team in Training walk, and last year her daughter participated in the SF 3 Day.
For the record, I'm not the only one who thinks the stairs in Land's End are satanic.
All in all I did 6 miles today, and did 6 yesterday at Six Flags. I'm not sure how many I'll do tomorrow; I'm feeling better but I seemed to have lost a little endurance over the week I didn't walk. Mentally, I'm preparing for 12-15, but if I have to cut it off before then, I'm not beating myself up over it.
Plus, that would be an excuse to head for SF next Tuesday and do a really long walk there.