Last week, total miles: 22
Miles this weekend: 9.5 yesterday, at the Santa Fe Trail. Perfect day for walking. Blue sky, slight breeze, temps in the fifties. (Cyclists by the zillions, racing through the mud. I realize I have a slight hostility about bikes on the trails and I really don’t mind polite ones who ring the bell or say, "on your left!" or say anything at all, really. Only the Tour de France wanna be bad boys in their spandex, zooming by without any warning and scaring me half to death (I do, for the record, only put an earbud in one ear). It makes me happy to see the little spray of mud on their butts.) I listened to my favorite favorites on the Shuffle. Sometimes, I sing, but first I look around to be sure no one is there.
Today: On the schedule for today was to start doing the second long walk, so despite a brisk and bitter wind, I bundled up and headed out. 4.5 miles. It would have not bee that much fun except….
On the Ipod: Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett. Why oh why has it taken me so long to get to this book? It’s music. It’s love. It’s a marvel of precise, exquisite execution. I’m in pain, having to leave it for the next walk, but it’s eleven hours of tape, so that will see me through a lot of walking. Must….be….disciplined…..
Snacks: Just a Gu yesterday, at the halfway point. Nothing required today.
The pitch: I have committed to raising $2500 by June. It
isn’t a sponsorship, but direct donations to each walker’s tally. The
money goes to helping provide screening and care for women who are
under- or uninsured, a cause about which I am passionate. If you feel moved to donate, you can do so, here.
The disclaimer: We all have things we care about and no one can give to everything, in time or money. xoxo,