The weather today is the kind that we only get about 15 or 20 days of the year in Chicago. It's 19°C and totally sunny with a light breeze from the east. And I'm actually able to take advantage of it today.
That's why Parker and I just got back from a 2½ hour, 14.5 km walk.
Yes. We walked that far. He's now out cold, and I'm having a spot of lunch. And shortly a shower.
The total damage was 14.51 km in 2:24:57 (not including two stops at Starbucks along the way), for a pace of 9' 59" per kilometer—just a shade faster than 16 minutes per mile.
My Fitbit tells me I kept my heart rate between 115 and 125 the whole way, burned 1,289 calories, and took 17,429 steps. The last two kilometers were actually faster than the first two, because Parker always needs to get things out of his system in the first few minutes of a walk, and that takes time.
I don't think I'll make him walk any farther today, except to the front lawn.
We also got our first walk on The 606, Chicago's answer to the New York Highline: