In a few minutes, the New Albany Walking Classic will begin. It’s a beautiful day for the walk — crisp and clear, with blue sky and a nice chill in the air. The finish line is ready, a band is already playing, and the contestants are getting primed.
As usual, this latest New Albany event goes right through my North of Woods neighborhood. This year, though, I’m talking a different tactic. Rather than trying to go about my business and try to navigate the event, I’ll be staying home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee and conversation with my lovely wife.
It’s not quite if you can’t beat them, join them, though. I’ve already taken my pleasant, solitary morning walk, and I won’t be joining the contestants.