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A tale of two walks
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After a couple of pretty vigorous swim sessions, I was in the mood for some time down at Edgewater Beach on Friday morning. The plan was to do a few loops, then maybe walk the beach because it had been a while.



I was a little surprised to find the beach wasn't even there! I'd never been there during high tide, and it turns out that particular beach disappears completely. This is normally the path to the beach, but when I was there, it was the path to the water.

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A little further down, the rocks that separate the path from the beach became the rocks that lined the water.

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After 1.5 laps, I walked over to the light house. As usual, I got to the ferry entrance right when the cars were loading, but this time I finally realized I could just walk up along the edge of where they line up instead of waiting for them all to load. Of course, they loaded really quickly and I didn't save any time, but it'll be a solid option later on.

Quaint af

More oddness with the portapotties. Currently just the ADA one is there, and it's taking up two parking spaces. Weird.

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Today's awesome walk, 4.38 miles in 1:19, 9,429 steps
4.38 miles in 1:19, 9,429 steps

I never got around to writing about this walk on Friday because I had a bit of a scare. Sometime around 4pm, I got a very sudden pain in my right shoulder, and it wasn't too long before my entire chest seized up, and I got a major headache at the same time. Do trust that if anything felt weird with my arm, I would have gone to the emergency room immediately, but it just didn't feel quite like a heart attack to me. After dealing with it for an hour or so, and becoming completely exhausted, I decided to lay down for a nap. I slept for an hour, and felt a lot better when I woke up. Not great, but the incident was over and I was feeling sore in the aftermath.

I felt just about as sore Saturday morning, so after we took the cats for their annual exam, I had Garrett drop me off at urgent care on the way back home. I was a bit worried when I got there and found a very full waiting room, but it turns out if your concern is chest pains--even ones from the night before--they'll show you right in. A nurse called my name before I was even finished paying!

We did the EKG, chest x-ray, and blood work, and everything was normal, though a cardiologist's office will be calling me tomorrow or Tuesday for a follow-up appointment. Test results that came in after the fact indicate some elevated liver enzymes, which I should talk to my PCP about in a couple of weeks. The advice on the way out the door was to go to the ER if anything scary happened, and take it easy all day Saturday.

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I had to take my nipple ring out for the chest x-ray. Not sure how long it's been since I'd had no jewelry in my left nipple. Seven years? If it looks bit, it's because it is. 4 gauge. But it's also titanium, so it's not heavy.

Had to get a chest x-ray (don't worry!) so my nipple ring is out for the first time in seven years or so.

I felt great this morning, so I headed out to Langus Riverfront Park and Spencer Island. It was dark and rainy for the most part, so I only grabbed a couple of photos.

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The geese were very loud, I was surprised they didn't take off.



Today's awesome walk, 4.52 miles in 1:21, 9,726 steps
4.52 miles in 1:21, 9,726 steps

It was oddly busy out there today. I saw a truck parked right at the entrance, which I'm sure belonged to some hunters. A guy passed me on a bike, and I later saw his bike locked up and him on the trails. When I got back, the truck was gone, and two new cars were in its place. Much more than I'm used to seeing, which says a lot about how I usually have the place to myself.

I have tomorrow off for the first time in eight years or so. Trying to decide what to do with the day.

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Keep an eye on those symptoms! I hope it turns out to be something minor.

That's a HUGE nipple ring *winces*

A larger nipple ring is so much more comfortable than a smaller one, though! You know how a cheese cutter is a thin little wire, but if you pressed your finger on some cheese, you'd never cut it? It's because of physics, the smaller the wire, the more pounds per square inch of pressure will be applied if it moves. Little nipple rings can hurt quite a bit, but big ones? Not so much.

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