Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The long walk

Gas prices hit $3.50 per gallon in the Nati today. I'm more than slightly bitter. And while I live close enough to work that it's actually cheaper for me to drive than to take the bus. (I'm one of the lucky ones whose employer pays for parking).

But, I still think it's time to protest the gas guzzling way of life. Tomorrow I plan to walk to work. Yep... I'm going to get up early and make the 3.32 mile trek from my house to downtown. It's actually a pretty scenic route that involves crossing the river on a beautiful bridge. By my calculations, it will take me approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to make this journey.

Not only will I be making my statement about gasoline prices, I'll be getting exercise! This is good right?

I'll let you know how this little adventure goes, and if I'll actually do it again.

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UPDATE (2 hours later): I'm SO not doing this tomorrow. On what planet would I, a person in a sordid love affair with deep and enduring sleep, choose to get up early? Besides, I have lots of stuff to carry, and I don't have a backpack.

2 comments:

Loree said...

You should totally try it sometime, though! Maybe on a Friday or something... and with sneakers.

Brenner said...

Kudos for even thinking about doing it. That should count for something.
Maybe the solution is staying home from work.

 
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