That is what Austin feels like today. Highs only in the 80s, fluffy clouds, and I just got the afternoon off. Time to hit the Hike and Bike Trail.

I’ve joined this Boot Camp program at Run Tex. Run Tex is a local running and fitness store that primarily sells shoes. But it does a whole bunch of other things, like puts on races, provides water to the Hike & Bike Trails, has free running and fitness classes and is just fairly embedded in the community. The Boot Camp deal is pretty fun and interesting, but mostly it is to get in shape and, Lord knows, I need it.

I bring that up about Boot Camp and Run Tex because, as a general matter, I believe that, given a choice between relatively equal things, Austinites will support the local and forgo the chain. There are tons of places to buy shoes, but Run Tex does well because it is a local business. That philosophy or preference runs over into other things (like Austin-Bergstrom) in Austin. We like it here. We want to keep it here.

So, pray for me. I’m about to be tortured at Boot Camp. And to think that I pay for the privilege.

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