It’s really hard for me to keep up with my plan for walking every day. It’s just too easy for me to succumb to my urge to stay inside. Or to say “I have so many things to do, when I finish X, I’ll go.” And then of course I procrastinate on “x.”
I convince myself not to go because it’s raining and I don’t own a raincoat yet. That’s probably going to be my first purchase, since my sister came over this weekend and gave me some new shoes. But I’m not going to have the cash for a good raincoat for a while, and I’m the type of person who likes to buy quality items in the first place so I’m not replacing them so often.
I’d love to actually get the raincoat that I’ll take with me on the trail. I’ve got some I like from REI and L.L. Bean, but they’re so expensive compared to how cheap I usually am. I’ve got to get over that.
I did walk a couple miles on Sunday, and probably at least a mile on Saturday. I went to the USA Science and Engineering Festival in D.C. and the exhibit hall was HUGE. I was mostly there to look around and have fun with my sister, but I also stopped by a booth run by the U.S. Forest Service and picked up some random information they had. I haven’t looked through it, but there were some things about identifying plants and animals and stuff. The idea was mostly for kids going out for day hikes, but I figure it can’t hurt.
On Sunday we also walked down the Smithsonian Museum of American Art for a concert by the Gamer Symphony Orchestra. Then we decided to be good and walk the few blocks to Metro Center to get the orange train, rather than riding on the red line a stop and transferring.
Sometimes I make good choices.
But I stand by my tweet from last week – if it was socially acceptable for me to walk around the trails here in my pajamas, I would be walking every day, no problem.