Saturday, November 6, 2010

a little walk around town

Suzanne planned a little walk across town today. Clear across town! South Mountain to North Mountain (15 1/2 miles). We've done this once before, but Melanie had a little injury before we finished so we thought we'd try it again for her benefit. We all made it the whole way today with no notable injuries. We started down at South Mountain at 7am, and started walking north down Central Avenue. We walked and walked and walked and walked, well . . . you get the idea. We started off with myself, Melanie, Suzanne and her friend Jet (well our friend Jet. You can't spend 15 miles together and not be friends at the end of the day). Then at lunch, we met up with Penny and Nicki and they walked with us the last 4 or 5 miles. Here is a picture of what we saw most of the day - you can see Melanie and Jet just ahead of us. Then in the next picture they're WAY down the road. Their pace was a bit quicker than ours. I'm glad they enjoyed each other's company because every time we started off together, they were 10 yards ahead of Suzanne and I in about 30 seconds.
I wish we would have taken some pictures of our lunch. We stopped at Postino's, just north of Camelback. I'd never been there before. Melanie and I shared a plate of bruschetta. Delicious and photo worthy!
Finally, we could see North Mountain as we got near Dunlap. We could see the "S" on the Mountain near Sunnyslope HS, and North Mountain is right behind it. We realized we were going to make it after all. We walked from 7am until just after 2pm, which includes a few little stops to rest and a leisurely lunch hour. The weather was great - just a little too warm right at the end, but mostly perfect. Melanie got home, cleaned up and bounded out the door to go barbeque-ing with some friends. I, on the other hand, landed in a comfortable chair and rested my tired feet for a while. A long while. Actually, I'm still resting them.


Heidi said...

mmm I really like Postino's as well :)

Lauri said...

The only time I walked that long is when we went on a trek with the youth. I remember being real tired at the end of the day and so grateful for comfortable shoes. It made me wonder how the pioneers did it in the uncomfortable shoes they had. Good for you!

Suzanne Barker said...

I went to bed at 6:15 and didn't get up until 6 am!

Cynthia said...

I don't have any idea how the pioneers walked like that day after day (and with no restaurants in sight)!
Suzanne - you must have been exhausted!! Are you sore today?

Cathy said...

Sounds interesting, sometimes I wish I had the time for that!