8/15/2006 - Logistics of the Jimmy Fund Walk
I must confess that I can be quite fond of working through the logistics of projects. As I get ready for my 26.2 mile walk, I am enjoying digging into the most minute of the minutiae: To what podcasts will I listen? What will I drink? Shall I buy a new pair of socks? What kind of mapquest information shall I take with me?
In addition to deciding what to listen to as I walk (at least for the first 13 miles, I will be joined by Mr. Peacock and his sister-in-law at the halfway mark) I have to decide how. I usually listen to my podcasts on my phone, but if I do that, I will drain the battery, and I want to feel like I could make a quick call from the road if I had to. Additionally, I know that I can't wear my nice earphones for 3.5 hours. In fact, my ears get sore wearing them for even 60 minutes. They have nice sound-canceling qualities, which they achieve by fitting very tightly around my ears. My plan is to switch back and forth between them and much worse earplugs. I might have to give up and just walk in silence…
Special shout outs to all of you who have donated so far:
- Walkin' Boots
- Dr. Love
- The Yooks
- The Gnome and of course
- Mom and Dad!
12,000 grateful steps today. Cheers,