My head feels like one of those "tornado in a bottle" science projects we all made in fifth grade. This twister in my skull began yesterday during a hot, bumpy bus ride to Ocala and has continued through this evening. Despite the swishing fluids in my brain, I did manage to take a run this afternoon. Okay, cross out the word run and replace it with shuffle. I did manage to take a shuffle this afternoon. I've been secretly shuffling for about 2 months now. My family and neighbors are aware of my shuffling, but I still consider it to be a secret because I haven't posted anything about it on facebook. One day soon though, my status update will read: Katy is about to run a 5k. I've been very careful not mention my attempting to run in a 5k this summer because I didn't want to jinx myself, but I actually ran 2 miles straight last weekend, so I'm feeling a bit more confident. I have until mid July to build up to that 3rd mile, but this Florida heat is killing me. I sometimes try to imagine how terrible I look huffing and puffing down the road. Sweat spewing from every pore (even my palms sweat). Lobster red face. Muffin top bouncing. Yes, I do look a bit like a huff-a-lump, but hey, I'm trying. So, if you see a gal shuffling along highway 17 with a purple face and inner tube belly, please don't pull over or call 911. I promise I'm not having a stroke, I just look like I am.