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Scenes From The ‘Hood: A Story In Photos
I’ve had two appointments with Dr. Sebring in the last week to discuss my lousy-high level of Reverse T3. That is a lot of driving (an hour each way) and new info to process. I’m doing said processing by lying on the couch with a Dick Francis novel and hiding from real life for a while. I’ll give you a full update on all that’s transpired when I’ve got it all straight in my head. The news wasn’t great, but it’s not too terrible either. The treatment (experiment?!) means a whole new thing, though, and it’s forcing me to remember that if you want a situation to change, you have to change.
Anyway, more on that soon. For now, here are some snaps from my various adventures walking around Austin today.
#1. Weird Creature
This morning I walked halfway around the lake, then did 8 rounds of intervals: run 1:00, recovery walk 2:00… then I walked around the lake some more. As I strolled, listening to my iPod, I saw this next to the trail:
Does anyone know what the devil that is?! I mean, I know it looks like a lobster, but I’m pretty sure we don’t have lobsters in Austin. (It’s tough to tell the scale from the photo; it was about the size of a softball.)
#2. Best Walking/Running Song (right now)
I think it’s my duty to inform you that right now, the best walking/running song going is “Rain Over Me.” It’s the perfect cadence for a serious video vixen strut or a well-paced run. (I should also confess that I have a soft spot for this song because the music channel in our apartment in Paris played it every morning during our trip last October.
Give it a listen!
#3. Message From The Universe
On the pedestrian bridge that crosses the river, I saw this:
#4. Bulldozers Are Fun
There’s been massive road construction going on in our neighborhood for months. It’s terribly annoying when one is, say, trying to drive to the grocery store, but on foot: amusing! Dave and I went out for lunch today (YAY!) and confronted the humongous bulldozer on our way.
Just a few seconds after I stopped playing in the bucket, the bulldozer operator picked it up to dig in the street! I kinda wish I could’ve hidden inside to go for a ride.