I walked to work yesterday! It was a total “chamber of commerce” day in Austin with perfect sunny skies and a high around 80. This sounds harsh, but lately I’ve been feeling a little more released from the prison of mandatory training. I took advantage of this new-found time and decided to walk the 3+ miles each way to and from work yesterday.
Well…I might be a good runner and a decent triathlete, but let me tell you– I am ONE CRAPPY WALKER!! I got “chicked” by a pregnant woman on the trail! I mean, she didn’t just pass me, she blew by me like she was floating on air and I was walking through quicksand. Either her fetus had wings or she was in labor because she was on a mission. Seriously, I wanted to go up to her (if I could catch her) and say, “I just did an Ironman,” but then I realized what she is going to do in a few months is far more miraculous and stupendous than exercising for 12 hours straight. She’s creating a life. Apparently, I’m trying to end one!!
Elderly, tots, strollers, turtles…you name it. I was being passed left and right. My type-A irrational mind wanted to kick into race mode. Hell, I was even looking at calves for ages to see if it really mattered that they passed me (as if I was going to get an age group award in the “those who walk to work” category)
I guess that’s the LAST time I try to listen to Oprah and Eckhart Tolle’s podcast of “A New Earth,” which is all about getting rid of the egoic mind and living in the present moment. 🙂