Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Blown Away

I think I must have been a little crazy when I went walking today.  The temps were in the 20s-30s, not really that cold, but these temps were accompanied by some wicked northwest winds.  Half of the walk was fine because I was heading to the east or south and the wind was at my back.  The other half was pure heck frozen over.

I must have looked pretty bad as I walked west along Cornhusker road.  This stretch of busy road borders a river (the Papio) and flat farmland that provided no obstruction to the wind.  You know how I posted about no one ever stopping to ask if I needed help (I talk about it here)?  Well, I must have really looked pathetic today because three ... count them, three ... cars slowed down and asked if I was okay and asked if I needed a lift.  It's really nice to know that people care but it's not nice to know that I looked so bad.  I told all three of the drivers that I was fine and thanked them for stopping with a smile.

I managed to complete the walk though it turned out to be a half mile shorter than Google Maps had said it would be.  I was hoping for around twelve and a quarter miles and ended up with a less satisfying 11.85 miles.  I guess Google doesn't take the wind into consideration when it measures distance.   That sounds a lot better than saying it was user error.  At least that's what I think.

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  1. Hey, be proud! You went out and walked when most mere mortals woulda just stayed in!! And really, God Bless the ones who stopped!!

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    1. KSam: Amen! Not sure I'm proud but at least i didn't wimp out either.

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  2. I bow before your dedication!! that's impressive! And look on the bright side-sure the walk was shorter, but it may have saved you from a frost-bitten nose :)

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    1. Miss McC: Thank you! My dedication sometimes gets in the way of my logic.

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