A Funny Thing Happened To Me On A Walk In April

I think I remember the title of a book or article that was popular when I was a child. It went something like this “A Funny Thing Happened To Me On The Way To The Park”. I remember thinking about the fact that I always wanted adventure and new and unusual experiences.

I had been accustomed to walking between three and five miles a day for about six months or so; a good daily exercise walk had become quite routine. On Sunday April 11, I walked five miles non-stop with no effort. The very next day, Monday April 12, I started out for a walk and was amazed by the muscle fatigue that I experienced in my right leg. I was not able to walk more than a city block without stopping. The experience of fatigue was exactly as if I had walked fifty miles and my leg muscles were totally tired out. I was struck at the time by the sense that I am experiencing something that I have never experienced before… There is something new here and very mysterious!

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