I had a great day yesterday. First, I posted. See paragraph #1. Second, when I got home from work, I had a few errands to do, and so I walked - over 4 miles - to accomplish them. Mainly it was banking type stuff so I didn't have to schlep much on the trek. I just fired up the ipod to listen to the Black Keys El Camino album - twice - and mushed along. It felt great - righteous even :)
It's funny - I seem to be much more likely to go a lot farther walking when I have something to accomplish (which I could of course do in much less time via the car). I guess it's a little mind game that works well for me. Returning a library book, hitting an ATM machine (part of yesterday's sojourn), or mailing a letter at the post office. Obviously buying milk or any other weighty or bulky item doesn't work, but I've got to remember this and set up more of these little "necessary" chores.
After the walk, I got in the car to see exactly how far I went - 4.2 miles. Nice - and in a pretty short time. I was a drippy sweaty mess and had to pick up a friend to go out to dinner and only had 5 minutes to shower and change. At dinner I had a burger (on a roll that I ate about a quarter of) that was covered with caramelized onions and gruyere - heavenly. It came with fries that I had about 5 of - and then I poured ice water over them to stop me from having more. my friend wanted to split dessert - and I declined. Who is this person? For yesterday it was me. If only I could dial this gal up every day! Maybe eventually...?
When I got home I had a Chobani yogurt - that was it.