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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Walking to Work

We used to live about 10 minutes from work--by car.  You would think we could walk the 2.5 miles, but no, it's just too far to go home for lunch.  The idea was to ride a bike, but it's almost all busy streets, so we got lazier and lazier, and both of us were driving to work, at the same place but different times. 

Walking clip artI did at least park the car in the far end of the parking lot...sort of.  A diagonal line would have been further than the straight line to the front door.

After two years we made a big decision.  We moved to an apartment three blocks from work, listed a car for sale, and now we walk to work!  There is a Curves about the same distance away and I am considering joining.  There are other options a little further away,  but why drive?

For more fun clip art....

So a few nights ago we babysat for friends on the next street over, and what did we do?  We both drove!  There was a good excuse, though.  My husband came from cleaning the old house and had a carload of stuff to haul.  As for me...well, walking in any weather is my goal, but I hadn't considered severe thunderstorm warnings...and that was after I waited out the tornado warning.

I love the midwest!  I really do.  Summer weather is so much more exciting here.  I'll just have to walk the rest of the time.


  1. Good move! I wish our home was closer to places I'd want to walk to... like Sunflower Market.

  2. I wouldn't even mind driving if only we had a place like Sunflower Market, or Whole Foods.