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Saturday, February 9, 2002

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Climbing A Mountain

I feel like I've been wrung out. I was up at 5:00 this morning. On a Saturday! The horror of it! I walked 2 1/2 miles to the first bus I could take to Pima Community College West where the "Climb A-Mountain, conquer cancer" walk started. It was cold but I didn't want to wear something I would have to carry around all day so I just wore a light long sleeved tshirt over my Climb A-Mountain tshirt and my jean jacket. With a knit hat and gloves and fast walking I did ok.

The weather was great. I kept my light jacket on and never got too hot. Some people were in shorts but that was a bit much for me. A bunch of us and a dog made good time up. There seemed to be less people than normal but still quite a lot. I think people are a little charityed out this year. There have been too many chances to give in the last six months. At the top we got some free snacks and most of us got our group picture taken. It was hard to keep us together.

By the time we walked back down I could feel it in my legs. I haven't done much up and down walking lately. We had lunch and the sensible thing to do would have been to go home and take a nap but not me. I went to the mall to look for a magazine, downtown to check the TABRU mailbox, and out the Beyond Bread for a bread run. From there I walked another mile and a half back home so I'm tired. It's always hard to get up on weekends but I feel so good when I've had a good workout.

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Rachel Aschmann 2002.
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