Daily walk: First A.M.E. Community Church, 1922

Dear Internet,

4:21AM comes at you like a stealth thief in the night. One minute, you’re in some far off dream land and the next, you’re bright-eyed and bushy-tailed listening to the echoes of Interpol’s Slow Hands on repeat in your brain for another 40 minutes.

The only thing you can at this point is get up, which you do by reading the internet in your self-contained blanket fort. Shortly after this, you say, “fuck this,” and go into your office. None of this hiding under the covers business.

But then the hours creep on by; soon it’s going on 9AM and the only thing you’ve since you’ve crawled out from your blanket cave is mindlessly scroll the internet. Weather looks to be hot (mid-high 80s) AND humid (90%), so if you’re going to do this, you do this now. You change into your workout gear, brew a pot of coffee (totally caffeinated, who the fuck are we kidding here?), put on your trainers, and get walking. You’re tired though, so you do the same route as you did on Monday, except backwards. The route, not you, just so we’re clear.

firstame  At some point you look at your phone and notice you’ve broken the 14′ mile pace like it was a walk in the park.

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So you decided to slow down a bit, because what is this magic of your feet? 14′ walking mile? Are now THE FLASH?

Yes, yes you are.

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Distance: 1.19 miles
Walk time: 18:17
Pace: 15’16″/mile

Two walking days in a  row where you’ve gone deep into the 15′ mile marker, and perhaps it’s time to start thinking about running. But not quite yet, how about a race? A race sounds good. Yule Run, I’ll Walk in November? Perfect.

Race you.

xoxo,
Lisa

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1 Comment

  • Laura Dennis

    8 August 2014 at 11:06

    Great writing….I love the tone in this work. Still so you, but also positively cheerful! Keep it up – the walking and the writing – you’re brilliant! And that Yule walk sounds fun!