Saturday, October 15, 2011

We leave in 4 days!

Yep, in four days DKM is going to be dragging me onto an airplane at o-fark-thirty in the freaking morning (6 am...TAKEOFF AT SIX IN THE MORNING...WTF were we thinking???) so I'm kind of babying the feet and not pushing too hard.

I headed out at 11:15 thinking I'd do 10 miles; not so much as to cause muscle strain, but not too little to be beneficial at this stage. Now, I displayed a couple kinds of stupid by not paying attention to the outside temps and wore a black t-shirt and black shorts...it wasn't miserable because it wasn't hot-hot, but I did have a moment of "I need a new brain" going on.

At close to four miles I decided to stop at McD's for a drink (yes I had a ton of water with me, but I am addicted to diet soda, and it's cheap there.)

This is the stellar view I have when rounding the corner from Pitt School Road (a "major" street in Dixon) on the way to McDs.

Lots of semis...I really do think the street was designed with them in mind since it's easy access to food right off the Interstate.

In any case, my shoe was rubbing my heel funny, and it was also an excuse to stop and check my laces, see if I needed to tighten them.

Something very cool...there was a line of pre-teen boys in line when I walked into McD's, 9 or 10 of the getting-hairy-very-squeaky things, and when I took my place in line behind the last kid, one in the middle of their line said "Ma'am, you can go ahead of us, not all of us have decided what we want."

Now, I expected to hear grumbling because the kids at the head of the line obviously had made up their minds, but they all started chirping their agreement with a lot of "Yes, please go ahead."

Seriously. They were grubby but very polite and I hope their parents know they've got some good kids there.

It also made me glad I was only getting a drink.

After a few minutes of sitting I decided I'd head home after that; I wasn't going to get 10 in, just 6, but I'm erring on the side of no blisters right now.

I may wish I'd gone ahead and bought new shoes a couple weeks ago...

The walk home was nice even if it was warm.

One foot in front of the other...

Four days! And only six until the Walk!

And...there will be pink hair...yes, there will...


The Furry Bambinos said...

It's amazing how nice kids are when you are nice to them.

Can't wait to see the pink hair photos!

Maybe you should turn your clocks ahead now to Atlanta time? That way, your plane is actually taking off at the very reasonable hour of 9 am.

Mom Sue to The Furry Bambinos and Assorted Fosters

Thumper said...

9 is reasonable? Man, you normal people slay me...

Seriously considering sleeping very late on Tuesday and then just staying up, since we have to leave the house by about 4...

The Furry Bambinos said...

Ha ha ha ha ha! You called me "normal"!

Seriously, I was just trying to cheer you up. I hate mornings too. When I was a lot younger I had to leave the house at 7:15 am to catch a bus to work. Now I am lucky if I can get out of the house by 9:15 am.

Good luck and have fun in Atlanta!

Mom Sue to The Furry Bambinos