I've noticed some new activity in my referrer logs lately, so for those of you who are new to the blog -- hello there, by the way! -- I wanted to point out an entry I wrote two years ago. (Wow. Time flies!) I like this entry. I still believe every word of it, and it's advice I'd never hesitate to give to people trying to get
into regular exercise: Haste Does Not Bring Success. I have not seen that particular Bally's ad campaign yet this year, but I've already seen way more than my share of Miracle Diet "Lose 10 pounds in 10 minutes!" ads. Blargh.
Speaking of regular exercise, I'm still in the groove. I cannot believe how much stronger my legs feel after only one week of regular walking and jogging workouts.
The weather has been unseasonably gorgeous here this week and I've been taking advantage of one of the only good things to come from our company's move to the Hellmouth: our proximity to the Mt. Vernon Trail. Both on Monday and today, I walked over to the trail on my lunch break and told myself "OK. Fifteen minutes fast in one direction, and then turn around and come back. Go." And just like that, I've gotten in a speedy half-hour walk. I even brought my cross trainers to work on Tuesday; the path is a little hilly and walking in my normal office shoes on Monday was really uncomfortable.
Today, with my walkin' shoes on, I was able to hoof it all the way to Gravelly Point Park and back; I didn't have enough time to actually hang out there, but I was delighted to find that it was much closer to my office than I'd believed. I may not be in DC anymore, but at least I can still walk to a place with a stunning view of the city. I'll take it.