Stupid Soft Skin

It was only 5.4 miles from Lincoln Square to the Days Inn in Bellevue-near-Factoria, but boy what a walk that was! I attached my laptop backpack onto my hiking pack and it was heavy and unbalanced. If I stood up straight I would have fallen over and so trudging up some of those endless slopes underneath 405 and along to the Eastgate Parking Ride were … tough. I changed socks before heading to Daman’s to meet my old Microsoft workmates and noted the beginnings of blisters on the pads of my feet, mostly my left. So today I’m taking a day off from walking to let those dogs quiet their barking. Anyone who remembers my 2010 disaster trek will know why I’m paranoid about these blisters.

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