christopher575 (christopher575) wrote,

Miles in the car, miles on the feet

I've been all over the place lately. Not mentally, just physically. Thursday was the trip to Redmond and back, and Friday morning I went down to Bothell and Mill Creek. I agreed to let a traveling friend's dog out for a morning pee break, and figured I may as well do a walk while down there.

There's a cool trail by the house where the dog lives. Very pretty, but could be maintained a little better. Of course, what I thought was the worst part was not actually the trail at all; when I emerged, I realized there was a paved trail parallel to the brush I pushed through. Oh well.


There's a very cool park down there called North Creek Park. Even though it's huge on the map, most of it's wetlands and there's a very long boardwalk. The fog gathers in it nicely.


The boardwalk goes North and South with branches heading West. I wanted to check both those out, but this kid blocked my path on the second one, and was really scared so I didn't want to disturb it.


Friday's awesome walk, 5.84 miles in 1:54, 12,646 steps, 347ft gain
5.84 miles in 1:54, 12,646 steps, 347ft gain

My original route was supposed to be a little longer, with some exploring in the Mill Creek Nature Reserve. I got really tired of all the traffic, though, and cut it a bit short. Then I went to three Walmarts hoping to find some Zima, which an article I saw said they already had in stock. No luck there or at the two grocery stores I checked later on. Hopefully I'll find some this week.

I should have left the Podo in my friend's yard, but didn't. You still get a video from Friday, though.

And here's a video of Steve being bad yesterday. I managed to make it loop almost perfectly!

Also yesterday, I met an coworker from 11 years ago and her son for brunch, which was a lot of fun. We worked a swing shift together and used to like to go out and play pool a lot on Fridays after work. And I finally approached a business owner in person about an interview, which was a big milestone for me. I'm also happy to report that I've been approached for possible freelance work because of the blogging I've been doing.

I don't talk about work a lot online, but my original career plan when I was in college was to become an advertising copywriter. And I did! It was for an employment agency, though, and the work was really uninspiring. I took some copywriting classes after I was laid off from that job, intending to get back into it, but life happened and I ended up not wanting to be back in an agency environment ever again if I could avoid it. I never pursued that kind of job again and wasn't sure I was any good, so the talk of work and feedback on my blogging has been really nice.

We had a fun evening at home with Netflix and although I didn't sleep particularly well, I got out on time for a very nice walk this morning. The moon was setting and looked amazing, so I pointed the Podo that way.


Pretty squares.


I do love when the water is smooth and I can do some mindbenders.



That sky called for a pano, for sure.


Hot air balloon!


Friday's awesome walk, 5.91 miles in 2:07, 13,475 steps
5.91 miles in 2:07, 13,475 steps

I didn't go to the island today because of the mosquito attack I suffered there earlier this week. It was a very lovely walk without it, though. and I dig today's time lapse.

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