2019-01-26 - Amber Observations

~6.7 mi @ ~11.5 min/mi

"Imagine what you'll know tomorrow!" says Roadkill to fast Frau Doktor when she suddenly sees, after living in the area for years, the Secret Pattern of Washington DC street names (alphabetized letters, then 1-syllable words, then 2-syllable words, etc. as one progresses northward). Discovery is fun! — as is quiet conversation with a wonderful friend, and revisiting landmarks, and sharing good news, and remembering great times together, and helping one another.

"They scold you as a Bad Parent if you jaywalk with your child across an empty road — but they blithely ride bikes without wearing helmets and let their 6-year-olds walk completely by themselves to and from school!" Doktor A reports never feeling more truly American than when in another country. We pause for photo ops at scenic corners, sculptures, and murals. The Dok's training pace is brisker than Roadkill's race pace, and he thanks her for every walk break. And yes — It's All Good!

(trackfile) - ^z - 2019-02-22