Monday, November 10, 2008

Walking to Jericho

Today was the 4th day of the 7-Day Potato Famine. Today was my first real test. I had a hamburger. And didn’t have French fries. Wahoo! Except … I had fried onion rings instead. I don’t think substituting one fried food for another fried food counts as a total victory. Or even as a major victory, but I am going to count it as a victory since I really, really, really wanted a large serving of fries. Still do. But I won’t eat them.

Last night I was tempted by mashed potatoes and scalloped potatoes at the annual smorgasbord at the local Catholic church. Those Catholic ladies know how to cook, and those potatoes looked good, but I contented myself with cheese grits and a vegetable medley. And really, French fries are my downfall, not the other potato dishes.

After eating my fill at the feast, I returned home and started the first major initiative of my Complete Body Overhaul. (The 7-Day Potato Famine is only a minor part of the CoBoO (pronounced Co bo oh. All the O’s are long.) The Soft Drink Drought will be a whole ‘nother matter completely, and frankly I dread it.) Anyway, I started walking to Jericho.

It's 6884 miles to Jericho from where I live, but I've walked one mile. Only 6883 to go. Do you want to walk to Jericho with me? We'll be leading camels -- my camel's name is Clyde -- and treking across the United States and then along the newly discovered land route across the Atlantic Ocean. There might be robbers, pirates, monsters, treasures, princes, lost cities -- who knows what we'll find. What wonders we'll see. Join the caravan. We're walking to Jericho.

11 comments:

Sanako said...

I'm coming, too! Camel, camel...mmm...I guess I'll name him Hassan. Like from the Bugs and Daffy cartoon..."Hassan chop!" when Daffy was trying to steal Aladdin's treasure. I guess you had to be there. Ah, to be young again. But then some of us never grow up ;-)

TECH said...

How do you join the Caravan to Jericho?

Simple.

1. Choose your camel and name it.
2. Post your daily, weekly or monthly walking totals, which will be subtracted from the total distance to Jericho. Remember that every step helps the Caravan move closer to Jericho. If you walk daily, you'll help the Caravan most, but every bit helps.
3. The trip will be non-linear. We'll be visiting all over the world and also visiting cities of the fantastic.
4. Join the Caravan. Walk to Jericho with me. Adventure awaits. Let’s go!

Sanako said...

I've gone a mile, too!

TECH said...

6882 miles to go!

Michelle said...

to late to join? Are you too far off and I'll have to catch up?

I need to find me a fast Camel...might be a challenge that!

TECH said...

No, Michelle, anyone can join at any time! And I'd be glad to have you join us. Remember, any extra steps you take throughout the day count as long as you can estimate the mileage ... and 1/4 1/2 3/4 of a mile all help. We have over 6000 miles to go. We need all the mileage we can get. Post your camel's name and join the trek. We'll have to make a stop in Oregon now.

Jean said...

For now, I'm doing the Appalachian Trail. Will have to think about that Land Bridge across the Atlantic...

Hang in there on the Potato Famine. You can do it.

My weight's getting back down to what it was in August, so, while this trek to Wisconsin has been terrible for my walking mileage, I have been eating less, resulting in weight creeping back down. I'll take that as a plus.

TECH said...

Jean, the Appalachian trail is on our way! (Remember our path is non-linear, which means we will be going all over the world.) You could do both. Just get you a camel and join in. We need many feet walking to reach Jericho.

Michelle said...

My camel's name is Humphrey.

TECH said...

Welcome Michelle and Humphrey! Do you have any stepage to add to the Caravan?

roenwinter said...

Can Drama and I come? We can add 2 miles because we went to a basketball game and had to park that far away(a full mile yes!). Never go late. Go Pokes. we started and have not lost much but every pound counts right?
Roen