Earlier today I was out and about with a bout of repeated sneezing that actually took my breath away. I decided to walk to the Lincoln Park Post Office to mail some cards – mind you, I could have gone to the end of the street to post mail, but I like a destination and want to boost my daily miles to at least 2 ½- 3 so the longer trips don’t give me shin splints and wear me out so much. All that rainfall we had a few weeks ago has soaked into the ground and now we need rain and will get it the next two afternoons and Friday morning. Hopefully that will tamp down some of this pollen that is flying around and making me miserable plus I have a fogged-up head (more than usual) (grin). I wonder why I stay on the regimen of allergy shots for over a decade, plus on Alavert for feeling like I did before I started for goodness sake?? On my travels along Fort Street today I noticed that the abandoned bike (or I should say remaining part of a bike) is now gone. The sleuthing side of me says its owner never returned and the scrappers came and broke the chain and got their lunch money with the dilapidated bicycle. If the owner came back hoping to ride home, he was in for a rude awakening. Notwithstanding the sneezing, I got in a nice walk – 2.8 miles by the time I came home; a solid hour of walking. I indulged in chocolate milk which is my reward every time I walk and by the time I returned my early a.m. breakfast was in my toes so now I have to eat again.