Hatch Goes Round the Block
I did my long route today at lunch. It's 1.7 miles and there are a few hills on it. It's funny because when I start walking most days I'm a little stiff. By about the three minute mark the joints and the muscles get unkinked and things start feeling pretty good. The first leg of my walk is slightly downhill so by the time I cross Natchez Trace I'm feeling pretty good.
That's where the first uphill section of this particular route starts. About halfway up the hill I start cussing myself for deciding on the longer route today. About one hundred strides later I'm cussing myself for even walking today. Then I switch gears and start cussing myself for becoming such a fat slob and I make myself go a little faster. Finally I finish the loop back to Natchez Trace and it's downhill for a little while.
By the time I start going up the second hill, I've burned out most of the anger and I can just concentrate on finishing the walk. The only time this section is bad is when the grandmother with the cellphone catches up to me from behind and blows past me while talking the whole time.