Full of happy anticipation I followed the signpost pointing me to the right. I ran across a beautiful path, the sun gently smiling down at me, thinking smugly how very sporty I was.
T-junction: now what?
But then I came to a T-junction. I looked around me, looking for a sign, but found none. Now I know how Tom Thumb felt when he found out the birds ate all his breadcrumbs!
With nothing telling me which way to go, I had to follow my own, questionable, instincts. And they led me on a wild goose chase, causing me to double the distance.
When I finally reached my destination I couldn't face running back home. So I'm ashamed to admit, I hopped on the train.
All's well, that ends well
But in the end all's well, that ends well, because I ran 16 kilometers, which is exactly what I was aiming for.
Only in my plans I would be home again at 16K, instead of in the town I was aiming for.
Which just goes to show:
Sometimes you reach your goal, but in a different way than you anticipated.