Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Walking to work

I walked to work today. I've never done that before, and it was strange. It's about a 4.5 mile trek from my house to the office. I carried all my food, as well as a change of clothes, in a backpack. The sun was not yet up when I left the house at 6:45 this morning. Rush hour was in full force as I walked, and it was slightly nerve-wracking to have all these waves of cars whizzing by at 45 mph. By the time I got to the office 67 minutes later, the sun was up and I was cold, sore, and sweaty. I changed clothes in a bathroom stall and tried to warm up, which took a couple hours. When I get cold, it's really hard to warm myself up. It kind of sucks. I suppose it will come in handy this summer, though.

1 comment:

Jaime Bellmyer said...

Sadly, I think the 12-step program has been beaten to death. I don't even think it's the best path for all alcoholics.

Sometimes places like this can think that these specific steps are the ONLY way to kick whatever your habit might be. I also tend to think groups like this are all too eager to apply the label of "lifetime addict" to themselves and others. As I read that questionnaire yesterday, it seemed easy for just about anyone to answer yes to the minimum three questions. Do I desire to eat alone? OH yeah, but mostly because I have 4 kids :)

I think there's definitely some good that can come out of this, Morgan, and I say take what works and leave what doesn't. You've done a good job of that so far!