Hitting The Bricks, Walk Report, Splash of Color Dash Virtual 5K

Fit To Ride

Awareness of the outside world. “A portion of the proceeds going to support Old Friends Equine.” BreyerFest Blog: Splash of Color Dash!

In other news, the Olympics starts today. Can’t say that I think it’s the best choice. Then again, it’s easy for me to sit at home and shake my finger. NBC Olympics: Equestrian Schedule & NBC Sports: How to Watch Tokyo Olympics Equestrian: TV & Live Streaming Schedule, Yetzer.

The Virtual Walk
Splash of Color Dash, RunSignUp, Photo
BreyerFest 2021 Virtual 5K
Overton Park, Mountain Brook AL
Date, Official – Sunday, July 18, 2021
Date, Me – Friday, July 16, 2021

Placing – Well, it’s like this. If you wanted to be considered for awards, you did the walk on Sunday with the official app. If you wanted to do it another day, here’s your medal, enjoy. Last year, I was 97th out of 127. Awards aren’t a consideration when one is walking in a running event. Plus, I didn’t want to walk over the weekend. I walked on Friday, so it was at least during BreyerFest. [Gaelic Gallop]

Time – I did use a GSP. I did track my time. Since I didn’t file an official time, I’m using this as an exercise in letting go. I walked. I finished. What does it matter what the numbers were? They were slow, I can promise that. My time? I had a good one.

The goofy look is me concentrating on aiming the phone down to include the bib. I considered trimming my face from the photo. Weight isn’t the only reason we are embarrassed to see ourselves. “Our vanity is no longer enough of a reason to avoid the camera.” So You’re Feeling Too Fat to Be Photographed…

I used a GPS mostly to do the lap counting. The path is 2/10 of a mile. No way was I going to count that high without dropping a lap. This way, I simply kept walking until the phone said stop.

The IRL Walk

Scenic pocket park with a brick-lined 2/10-mile walking trail. Off to the left is the playground, which I did not photograph because kids & privacy.

I had company for part of the walk (waves hi!). Forgot to take picture.

The walk was surprisingly easy. Maybe I’m in better shape. Company, and the anticipation of company, definitely helped. A busy park gave me things to look at. Mostly, I suspect the small loop was easier mentally. No feeling of, ‘I have to walk ALL THE WAY AROUND again.’ Just toodle up here, circle around, toodle down there. There was a slight slope, but it didn’t really figure.

Stay safe. Stay sane.

4 thoughts on “Hitting The Bricks, Walk Report, Splash of Color Dash Virtual 5K

  1. “My time? I had a good one.” What a beautiful walk!

    We walked long yesterday—three miles out and three back + meandering. We almost always walk north on the sand and it is never the same.

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