A lunchtime jaunt on a broken sidewalk: Stunt Writing day 3

I need to keep today’s post short and sweet, because I’ve got a lot of work to do, and it’s already almost 3 PM as I’m typing this.

Today’s walk was closer to 45 minutes, and I logged 4,813 steps with my Fitbit. Woohoo!

This time I decided to take my walk as part of my lunch hour, and headed to the grocery store closest to my house, which has an amazing salad bar. I made my patented Lauralicious® salad to go, grabbed some green salsa, black beans, parmesan cheese and a bottle white wine as ingredients for tonight’s dinner, paid, and headed back to my place for lunch.

I didn’t really ponder anything on today’s walk, except the weird fact that my town seems to have “selective sidewalks.” There are sidewalks outside of businesses, but otherwise you kind of have to walk carefully on the shoulder of the streets here. It’s definitely not my favorite way to walk, seeing as I always feel I’m about to be run over by a car, so this has also been part of my excuse for not going out for daily walks in the past.

I’ll try to remember to take some pictures of the sidewalks, to illustrate my point, next time I go out.

In the meantime, here’s a sidewalk haiku for you:

where the sidewalk ends

broken pavement trips
intrepid hikers. slow down,
watch yourself walking.

Not quite Shel Silverstein caliber, but it’ll have to do for now!

See you on the flip side…