Just got back from the Volksmarch, which turned out to be 11.08 km! I'm too weary to figure out the conversion, but it's probably somewhere around 7 miles. I can never remember if you divide by 1.2 or multiply by .6, or maybe it's none of those. Seven miles sounds right, and I'm sure draggin' - feel every mile of it!
It is a beautiful day for such a walk, which was in and around midtown Sacramento, and includes a gorgeous upscale neighborhood, many artsy type shops, restaurants, old Ft. Sutter, etc. I had forgotten but you usually walk by yourself or with your own group, so of course I walked alone.
I didn't want to carry my larger and heavier camera so I took the film camera with color film. I hope to finish off the roll very soon and then I can post the few pictures I took during the walk.
I carried a small pack with my wallet, water, a couple of snacks, the camera, etc., and added one of my fleece jackets as I got warmed up by the walk. I think next time I should reduce the amount I take along and keep it as lightweight as possible. I never did like fanny packs, but that would be lighter in weight and wouldn't hold as much. I will try to find an ultra small and lightweight unstructured pack the next time I'm in REI. I guess this means I'm going to continue these walks. Next Thursday's walk is through old town Jackson, CA.
I just ate a cold hamburger - I cook several ahead and keep them in the fridge for times like this when I need a good dose of protein. My legs hurt and I think I will just stand in the hot shower for a while. I feel pretty good that I was able to finish the entire walk, even though I had my doubts about the last .08km.
I just want to mention that I've noticed a few blogs in the sidebar that don't show up when they should. I realize I've been missing some posts, but normally I just scan the top of the list until I get to the posts I know I've read. I will have to check below those to see if any new ones have popped in there.
A shower and a nap, and I will be as good as new!
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