Sunday, April 22, 2012

Rockin' the Orange

I think this makes the 2012 Walk Season officially on... DKM and I met up at a park in Walnut Creek for the MS Walk 5K.

Only a tad over three miles, which should normally just be a walk in the park (heh. It was a walk in the park. So, heh.) but come on.

I have to find something to whine about. So I'll whine about the heat. It was supposed to be 60 degrees, but it was 69 when we started and 85 by the time we finished; when it goes up that quickly--in an hour--and you have not enough shade, you get hot.

Thusly, you have the right to whine about it.

So I did.

We walked for friends, and friends of friends. I couldn't remember all the names of all the people I wanted to write down, but I signed up with a really good guy in mind, Mark Carpenter. Vegan Dude. Or Evil Vegan Dude, if the situation warrants.

If you have the print copy of Charybdis, you have one of his photographs. He shot the cover and graciously allowed me to use it. He's also as kind and friendly as he is talented, and he has MS. I'll do another MS Walk, and I'll always walk it for him.

We also walked for DKM's friend Erika, and Jeni and Dean's friend Nikki.

So many good causes to walk for, not enough time to walk them all. I need to get my asterisk in gear and train harder; the Avon Walk is in less than 3 months.

Cool thing about the MS Walk, though...their t-shirts are spiffy, and when you cross the finish line, you get a medal.

So now I have a new reason to find new walks.

Spiffier t-shirts, and shiny things.

I do like my shiny things.

1 comment:

Betsy True said...

A good start,Thumper!