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Discussion: OH NO!

in: HGaston; HGaston > 2008-02-04

Feb 4, 2008 5:05 PM # 
Acampbell:
That really stinks i'm so sorry!!!! but you deff got a nice bit of training in, both running/walking and weight training with your backpack.
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Feb 4, 2008 5:44 PM # 
TBorish:
that sucks! that's pretty impressive though that with mostly walking/running you only got to school 30 minutes late. what was your teacher's reaction when you arrived at class?
Feb 4, 2008 8:20 PM # 
HGaston:
Umm...she was lecturing, so I just sat in the back. And then afterwards she was really understanding b/c it was a pretty ridiculous situation...I kind of wish buses ran about 4 or 5 times more frequently.
Feb 4, 2008 9:30 PM # 
eileen:
wow holly, i give you credit for your impressive effort to get to school.

more frequent bus runs would have definitely helped you out a lot.
Feb 4, 2008 9:55 PM # 
Pink Socks:
This reminds me of something I did once in high school. We had an early morning snowstorm one day, but school wasn't cancelled (not every snowfall results in snow days in Kansas). The snow continued to fall, and the bus never arrived at the bus stop, as we lived in a hilly neighborhood (yes, in Kansas). I trudged back home, and my mom attempted to drive me to school, which required going up this 1/4 mile, 11% grade hill. We couldn't make it.

I think I had some sort of European History paper due that day or something, so I decided to hike into school, so I bundled up and walked in. By the time I got to school, it was way late, in the middle of 2nd period or something. The due date was postponed, because a significant chunk of students never made it in. :-)

I never ran to school though! That's hardcore. I hope your backpack wasn't too heavy!
Feb 4, 2008 10:37 PM # 
Acampbell:
yeah frequent buses would be nice! Some how it works in Europe but never i wonder why?

Very impressed that you ran though. I think i have run to school 3 or 4 times, but just ask anna and matej how close my school it is as you may not believe me that if you run it takes about 1:30 with backpack (if you don't hit the one light) and obviously less without.

Hope you don't have to do this anytime soon :)
Feb 4, 2008 11:16 PM # 
TBorish:
i think this year on reading day, we should run the entire way from your house to school. without backpacks of course.
Feb 5, 2008 12:27 AM # 
HGaston:
ya...the only problem is that there isn't a sidewalk along Bothell Way--the section that I took the bus on today. We could run all the way on smaller back-roads, though. It'd be longer, but I think it'd still probably be shorter than the run we did last year from your house.

Patrick, that's impressive that you hiked in through the snow!
Feb 8, 2008 10:15 AM # 
ebone:
I used to run to school (maybe two miles) a lot in 8th grade, because I lived too close to ride a school bus. I'm surprised that you were able to get there only 30 minutes late! Your neighborhood is a bus service desert (as I was dismayed to learn when I lived nearby).

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