Flying Low, Walk Report, DragonCon Virtual 5K

Fit To Ride

Awareness of the outside world. Run (walk) supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta.
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The Virtual Walk
Dragon Con Hustle: Ascent!
Dates, Official – Monday, August 23, 2021 – Monday, September 13, 2021
Date, Me – Saturday & Sunday, September 18 & 19, 2021*
Place – Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport & pasture
Distance – 3.59 miles
Time – ~1 1/2 hours
Results – None posted
Note. First half of two 5ks in one weekend. [Tunnel, post pending]

3.5 miles not 3.1? Oops.

Finished the walk in the pasture the next day.

“You can even break up the distance and complete it over several days to make it more manageable!” Ascent!

Well, that worked out.

Why two walks in a weekend? Why not? Seemed like an interesting thing to see if I could do. Turns out, a lot of folks offer runs (walks) in September. I’d gotten myself slightly over-committed. Will make a note for next year.

*Walked late because I found out about it late. No proof of completion required. ‘Here’s your medal. Have fun.’

The IRL Walk

What better way to celebrate dragon “flight” than an airport? I crack myself up.

Parking deck ramp

View of runways from the roof

Sidewalk

The fat horseshoe shape in the route map is the roof. The larger arcs are the arrival & departure sidewalks, mostly departure due to better GPS. Given the slightest amount of automotive traffic, I would have gotten off the roof. Not even a mouse. I passed a few cars on the ramp while separated by a waist-high concrete barrier.

I was aware that no one would be expecting pedestrians in this situation & behaved accordingly. Having grown up in Manhattan, one of our few pedestrian cities, this hyper-awareness is the attitude I assume in the rest of the US. Not that NY traffic is any better, but at least they have the concept of pedestrians. And taxis don’t want to hit you because that would slow them down. But I digress. I played it safe.

Stay safe. Stay sane.
Katherine

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