Walking On…

Yesterday was the last long walk before the big day, which is next Saturday, April  21st.  We met at 7:00 am and walked until 2:30 pm, stopping about an hour for lunch.  Twenty miles.  It was meant to be 22, but we had to pick up the kids from school.  (Thank goodness!)  This was my favorite of the long walks.  It was a nature walk and a walk along the Gulf combined.  We saw all sorts of critters, picked wild dewberries (on the run), got eaten by mosquitoes, kicked up gravel, and were cooled by balmy breezes.  I almost got locked in a park bathroom at one point.  And, best of all, I managed to stay civil for the entire walk.  I admit to getting a little grumpy around the 16 mile mark on every long walk.  It’s hot and muggy, my fingers have swollen up like sausages, my feet hurt, and I just want to be DONE.  But yesterday, I powered through the cranky and was still smiling at the end.  I consider that a victory.











In other news, I’ve added new pinboards on Pinterest for AUSTENTATIOUS, the sequel, and the book I’m working on right now, if you’re interested…

Posted in life on 04/11/2012 08:48 pm


  1. You are awesome. Good luck!

  2. Alyssa Goodnight

    Thank you so much, Sarakastic! I miss your regular comments on my blog. I guess I’d have to be blogging regularly to get them though… :)

  3. A victory indeed, Alyssa. I’m too tired after work to walk but we are going to try to do more on the weekends.

    • Alyssa Goodnight

      Walking after work will energize you, David! (At least that’s what I keep telling my husband…) :)

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