Thursday, March 3, 2011

Don't Try This At Home

It seemed like a good idea at the time.  And then you look back and wonder, "What was I thinking?"

It was a beautiful day and I wanted to take a walk.  To me, a walk should take you somewhere, you know, have purpose other than sunshine and exercise.  So I decided I would walk to the library.

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  The library is one of my most favorite places in the world.  A couple of times a week you'll find me there although I'd never walked there before.  Mid-walk I realize "Man, this is a long walk!!!"  Actually it's not the distance, it's just that most of the walk is a busy 2-lane highway.  No sidewalks. Sloped shoulders,  Uneven terrain.

Once I made it to the library I found a comfy chair to chill and read O Magazine.  I decide to close my eyes just for a minute or two and, of course, I fall asleep....even as I am thinking to myself, "Do not fall asleep", that is exactly what I do.  Head back, mouth open, snoring. You get the picture.  Lovely.

I wake up in awhile and find it's not a dream.  Time to hoof it home before 5:00 traffic makes it even more treacherous getting there.  I did make it.  I won't do it again.

Walking is good for you.  Reading is good for you.  This was dumb. Too far. Rough terrain.  Traffic.  Hills.

I am so tired even still the next day.  You would be too if you walked 10 miles!


  1. Wow!! I loved this post :-D Thanks so much for linking up on my page and using my button! I was in O Magazine last month, well in January! I got a makeover...haha random right??

    And I can't believe you walked ten miles, that is amazing.I pat myself on the back when I walk a measly 2 or 3 haha!


  2. You walked 10 miles?!? I'm bowing down to you. I can barely do 2 miles on the dread-mill before I'm dying of boredom and giving it up.

    Maybe I should head outside. It does make the time pass faster.

  3. WOW! congrats on the great long walk... all that fresh air... your nap was a "good thing!" lol

  4. Good for you. What an adventure you had. Must say I could imagine you sleeping in a chair. Reminds me of many a men in church doing the same thing. hee hee

  5. That's a good story - gotta love a nap in the library. Thanks for stopping by - your comment was sweet.

  6. You walked 10 miles?? Kudos!! And falling asleep in the library.. that's simply hilarious:) hi hi I am now following you back from last week and hope to see you at Boost My Blog Friday again today:) See you there!
    Happy Friday

  7. That SI comical. My first thought when I woke up would have been "did I drool?"

  8. Frantic, My first thought was "Close your mouth!"

  9. I think my navigation system is off--the walk always seems like a good idea until I have to go all the way back. Once I walked 7 miles around a lake because I kept thinking "I must be almost there" when in fact I wasn't even close!


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