Sunday, September 30, 2007

Sunday along the Potomac

I pushed some shoeboxes aside, pulled out the white scale, and looked at it with unease. I’ve slacked off recently with exercising, and the last few months I haven’t been eating healthy either. I nervously stepped on, and the numbers started counting up…past what I had been last time I weighed myself. They kept going, hitting 200, then 300, as my eyes widened in disbelief, and I began to panic.

I woke up. I would be lying if I said it was in a cold sweat, but nonetheless I was disturbed. Rarely do I have nightmares that clear, and recently I have been having dreams/nightmares that relate to specific parts of my life. I took it as a sign to get off my ass.

On Sunday I headed out for a walk along the Virginia side of the Potomac, starting at Lady Bird Johnson Memorial Park with my main goal being Theodore Roosevelt Island. With a camera and some tunes, I put in about 2 ½ hours of moderate exercise, walking and exploring. Am I ready to compete in fitness competitions? No. Am I still a lazy, fat ass? Yes. But it’s a start…and I got some photos out of it.

Get off your ass and explore my island!


mm said...

It is hard to get off your ass. I've been beating myself up lately. Thanks for the pics that prove DC isn't as ugly as I say it is sometimes.

Craig said...

Nice pics there bud. Why don't you send them to me so I can add them to my virtual tour of DC slideshow I present to my students. They would be a great addition.

Patricia said...

Nice pictures! I haven't been down there in ages and I've been meaning to. Someday soon.