I'm pretty sure I've mentioned before all the walking I do. Some of the walking I do is necessary. For instance, the nearest bus stop to home is 1.4 miles away, I do this particular walk four or five times per week, either going to the stop, or heading home. I've reached a point where I can usually do this distance in about twenty minutes.
That's what I did today, but it wasn't fast enough. I got held up waiting for traffic at the crosswalk at Capital Circle. As I crossed the road, I saw my bus (early, naturally) making the turn into the stop, and it pulled away before I could catch up with it. The next bus wasn't due for another forty minutes. The routes don't sync up on the weekends the way they do on weekdays, and I was worried that I'd miss the transfer bus which carries me to work. I made a snap decision, and started walking toward the connection stop. I wasn't sure of the distance. I wasn't certain that I could make it, but I wasn't willing to hang around and take my chances with the next bus.
Google Maps tells me that the distance from my usual stop to the transfer point is 2.7 miles. I did that walk in a little under forty minutes. I made it to the stop with about ten minutes to spare. A few minutes after I arrived, so too did the bus I was afraid would miss the transfer. It arrived about five minutes before the bus I wanted to catch, even though the schedule shows it arriving later than that bus. I could have waited, I suppose, but I would have missed a heck of a walk.
The weather was beautiful today. It was sunny and hot, but there was a nice breeze. The last couple of times I went walking, it rained. Not so today. I did get a bit hot, especially toward the end of my walk, but the activity felt good. This was my second outing in a pair of sneakers I picked up at Payless this week. I think they're well broken-in now.