I really wanted to go for a bike ride this afternoon.
I really wanted to beat traffic this morning.
While these do not seem like competing desires, they were.
When I awoke this morning I was in no condition to get my cycling gear together and put the bicycle into the M6 and hit the road early enough to beat traffic. I suppose that I should have gotten my act together last night, but I was fairly whooped when I arrived home. Hell, I even fell asleep on the couch as I tried to study some German vocabulary.
The latter desire won out and I was in the office at 6:30am.
Walked Yesterday. Walk Today?
I did manage to get out and do a 5.5 mile walk yesterday after work. It was a semi-pleasurable journey that has left the entire lower half of my body hurting a bit today.
In an effort to be a little more cognizant of what I put into my body I actually eschewed going out to eat after my walk and returned to the office and ate some of the leftovers that I have in the office refrigerator.
Since I didn’t pack the bicycle this morning I may go for another long walk later today.
Or Mow Tonight?
However, as I pulled out of the ITP Estate this morning I was reminded that with rain showers and warmer weather grass grows much faster. So, if I abandon work early enough I may beat traffic back to East Atlanta and walk the lawnmower over the growing grass instead. It won’t be another long walk, but it would be a much more productive endeavor.
It’s Baseball Season Already?
Over the years I have admittedly become more apathetic toward baseball. The rules changes, the players’ attitudes and absurd salaries, the prices of games, have all driven me away from the sport that I used to love.
In the olden days, when the Cincinnati Reds traditionally played the first game of the season, I looked forward to Spring arriving because it meant that baseball was to arrive soon as well. Which is why I found it so interesting that I had literally no idea that the baseball season was starting last Monday.
As I do every year with good intentions I forked over the money, $20 again this year, to be able to listen to any baseball game played via an iOS device. In years past I’ve purchased the subscription and didn’t use it as much as I had hoped, let’s see if this year is any different.