Boots, socks, training . . .

REI has become my second home.  I began in January, just lurking around the clearance room, hoping to grab a few great buys on shirts, shorts, fleece, things that will dry in half a day and are lightweight.  I tried on several pairs of boots, all to no avail.

One Saturday, I wandered over to the back pack section and found Chad.  He is my backpack fitter-guru-supreme, apparently, though we didn’t yet find a backpack whose fit on my body made Chad happy.  Oh, well, I’ve got 18 months, I thought.  We’ll get there.

Back to the boots section the next weekend, after more backpack trials, as I walked around the store with 25 lbs in the pack. After the purchase of Asolo boots, silk liners, SmartWool socks, I called it a day.

Now, I think, it would be helpful if I’d just start walking.

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About Woodswoman

Writer, educator, psychotherapist, woodswoman. Crave solitude and just walked the Camino de Santiago from the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela. Long-term partner, Neil. Three grown kids, one traveling the world for a couple of years (see theparallellife.com), and two in other countries . . . Thailand and Texas! One Golden Retrievers and two cats. Avid reader, looking for 10 more hours in each of my days.
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