At the movies I asked B what he had done earlier and it turns out he had run in the Ben Blackgoat Memorial Perseverance Trail Run (in memory of a local High School runner who died several years ago after slipping off an icy part of the trial). I used to hike this trail several times a week but this summer the one time I tried I got totally winded just walking it. Sitting there next to this incredibly fit person while I munched on buttery popcorn and drank sugary pop, made me realize how far down the fitness pot hole Iíve sunk.
It seems like this summer, which Iíd had such high hopes for, has so far been the worst on record in terms of my physique. I havenít been out hiking or sailing muchÖplus I quit my shipments of organic fruits and veggies and eat mostly greasy takeout and frozen dinners. I feel tired a lot; I napped way too much this past weekend for example, and felt sad, lonely and worst of allÖbored!
This just isnít me at all. Today I mentioned to a co-worker that my sister is sending me a walking DVD (how sad is that when I need a motivational DVD to *walk*!) and my co-worker recommended a new trail, one Iíve never tried on Douglas Island where the trail-head is on my way home. It supposedly has a beautiful view and is wide and not too steep. Iím going to give it a try after work tonight. Half of our summer here in Alaska is already over and I havenít saved up enough summer fun to get me through another winter here!