Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Walkin' in the Rain

The most I've done these past few days is take the bus out to Johnnie Brock's to return a cloak that I rented for the opening weekend of "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and the SC. that meant that most of my day has bee spent either on the internet or watching TV.

When I woke up this morning I had a different plan in mind. If I didn't still have a sore jaw I would take a walk and get myself prepared for the "Komen Race for the Cure" that is going on this weekend. The extent of my exercise lately has been biking to work which while it is exercise (a full 7 1/2 mile ride each way) it's not working the muscles that I would use for walking-at least not in the same way. As it was (and at the time of this post is) raining, I needed to wear my red waterproof jacket. I will tell you this-it is definitely worth the $60 I paid for it (and that was a children's version of it-if you are a gals' size four or below go to the kids rack in REI, you'll fit an XL easily).

While I was out walking and listening to my soundtrack of "Journey into Amazing Caves," (all of the songs are from the Moody Blues, I started kind of noticing the details in vines and what not. Part of my loop included walking on an unpaved section of Grant's Trail between Pardee and Watson. Along that section I got the feeling that I temporarily could notice the past in the surroundings. There were wooden crates that made me think of hobo villages and buildings that at one time must have bordered the boxcars that brought steel and wood from elsewhere.

I'm actually looking forward to this weekend although it will be as busy as can be. I'm supposed to be at work about 1pm which would definitely be after the race, but I'm scheduled to work until 8pm. You can bet that going to be tiring. On Sunday I'm supposed to be fitted for the my bridesmaid dress for Dad and Kathy's wedding. I've already gotten the invitation for both John and I. It's definitely going to be different. This year is definitely a year of changes. I wonder what more is going to happen.


T said...

Good luck with the Race, 'Thene! A group from my church is running/walking in the Race, but I didn't hear about it until it was too late. But I would if I could!
Aren't the Moody Blues great? ^_^ I grew up listening to them. My favorite retired, and I missed him at the last concert. Oh well, we move on.
Good luck with your dad's wedding!

Moueska said...

*kicks Athene* Post about the race! Please post about the race? Pretty please!? I was a virtual runner, so it was almost like I was there!

AtheneBelle said...

Ouch! I'll get to it, I'll get to it!