So , yesterday I walked the almost 4 miles from my house to work. Felt pretty good when I got to work, energized. It didn’t last all day, but it wasn’t bad.
Things to note for the future:
Bring more food. I had the shakes when I first got to work – and my stomach was howling.
Drink less water before walking — pit stops are limited. Drink while walking instead.
My backpack with work stuff is heavy than I thought. I took it off and then got up — and almost fell over because I felt out of balance. I don’t think my back pack is more than 10 lbs, but it made a difference.
I have to pay attention to my feet. They kept getting stiff yesterday. and all night. they were fine this morning, but I’m going to pay attention.
Over all I was slight stiff this morning, but moving around doing normal stuff and I feel fine now. Ther e are spots that are stiff, but not much.
Belle by Cameron Dokey a retelling of beauty and the beast. Very good , but not anything different
Hacking Timbuktuu by Stephen Davis Really good. hacking , treasure hunt and my new video obsession , parkour. I did a review here.
and Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride. funny , horror, coming of age story . excellent. I should probably do a review of this one for the teen website , too. It even mentioned my favorite bad movie from the Sci Fi channel, Mansquito
In California, every thing grows. All the time. However, it is amazing what happens in the winter. Ground that has been dormant for over six months is, after a few days of rain, a foot deep in weeds. Then the fun begins ( I see you DH, but I mean it ) . The sun comes out, and it gets warm enough that you feel compelled to go out side and you weed. All it takes is slow steady pulling and -pop- the weed is out of the ground. In no time you have enough weeds to cover at least 3 dead bodies. If you are lucky, the rain will hold off one more day – and you can do it again .
I had never heard of parkour until I started the book I am reading now I wasn’t sure how real it was . It is real . I would call it urban survival running.
Currently I have 27 books checked out on my library card, 5 that I have finished , 3 that are due a few days, 1 hold waiting to be picked, and 5 more holds on the list.
The great thing about working at a library, all the books. The not so great part, all those books I won’t get to . The worst part, all those books I bring home and never get to.
I have fantasies about sitting and reading for three days straight. The most it has ever really been in the last few years is three hours.
So today I walked to work from the cafe. 2.8 miles. As far as a walk goes , it was pretty good. M. is not a great place to walk , but there are sidewalks. Lots of loud, fast traffic. W is nicer, but by the time I got there I was less than thrilled to be walking. The boredom lasted until I over took some young men. I was over-pleased with the fact that I was much faster than they were. CC center was pleasant. I got to work in 56 minutes. It would have been great , except I forgot my lunch. Starbucks isn’t too far, so I quickly walked back there and got lunch
And now, it is supposed to rain for the next 10 days. I guess that means the elliptical trainer. Being soggy at work doesn’t sound like fun.