Let’s walkPosted: July 20, 2012
Yesterday, in the morning before the rains came, I went for a hike at Quail Hollow State Park. Photos for today’s post are from that hike. I hiked 5k, a practice run for tomorrow’s Color Run (which I’ll be walking, as I expect quite a few folks will be doing since it’s not a race but something done for fun).
I had a lot of positive responses to the group walk idea the other day. (I am dreadfully behind in responding to comments, but have been reading them.) First of all, thank you for responding, and second of all, okay! Let’s do it.
The weather clearly is a factor for everyone. It would be impossible to set a date that we know will be good for all. Instead, let’s wait out the weather a little while and see what happens. September or October will probably be our best bets. Once we see how the weather is going to blow in the autumn months (or spring if you’re in the southern hemisphere), we can narrow it down to a week or so, thereby giving us a choice (or range) of dates.
The length of the walk is also an important factor. I would like something challenging. Some of you agree, while others prefer or need a walk that allows them to get out and explore, something of no particular length. That’s easy too. Those of us who want a challenge should take on a challenge. I’m going for a 10k (6.2 miles). I’m already doing 5 miles a day on most days, and might want to go higher by then, but it’s a good starting point.
If you don’t like the idea of pinning yourself down with mileage, how about setting a time? Walk for 30 minutes or an hour or longer. Whatever is good for you. I think this should be about the walking and the sharing of the walks, not so much the mileage or the time. After all, it’s your pilgrimage of sorts, too. What would you like to do?
A name for our group walk would be nice, too. Anyone have any ideas? As you can tell from the way I am lax about captioning my photos, I am not particularly good at names. Or captions. Shout out some ideas and I’ll put up a poll in a future post and we can all vote on it.
I think those are all the details we need to work out for now. After we all do our walks, I’ll put together a post similar to what Karma does for her photo hunts, summing things up and putting up links for the shared walks. Thanks again to Karma for the idea.
By the time this post goes out, I’ll be in Columbus picking up my race packet and number for the Color Run. It should be a blast. I am going to take my old camera with me on the course. M will take photos from the sidelines with the good camera. The old camera, unfortunately, has a speck of dust on the sensor (it wasn’t worth the expense of getting it cleaned), but it will have to do (and I know how to work around The Blob). No point in taking a chance with the good camera when they start throwing around all that color.
No blog post from me tomorrow (do I hear much rejoicing? lol!). I’ll be back on Sunday or Monday with photos from the Color Run. Have a great weekend!! Be sure to get out and have some fun. 🙂