Well I blew it – big-time!
What is the first word in the title of this blog? “Walkin’”… right? So, how could I just drop the ball and not do a blog post commemorating walking?
This past Wednesday was “National Walking Day” and I’ve been really busy at work, and totally missed the event! Do you want to know how I found out I missed it? A local radio station messaged me and asked if I could be interviewed about my walking regimen on this special day that commemorates walking, only I saw the message the day after the event. I have taken a rain check for next year … but how embarrassing!
I also missed “National Walk in the Park Day” back on March 30th but that was due to bad weather.
At least I didn’t miss “National Take a Hike Day” back on November 17th of last year. That was on a Saturday and I walked six miles … and, by the way, no one told me to “take a hike” … I did so on my own volition. But even that day was tinged with issues. You can click here if you’d like to read about it.
In my computer I have compiled a little list of some of the fun calendar days to commemorate throughout the year … you know, important stuff like “National No Housework Day” or “National Tapioca Pudding Day” … even “National Squirrel Appreciation Day” has been duly noted by Yours Truly to mention in this blog (even though this squirrel doesn’t look like he appreciates me very much – in fact he appears to be wearing a look of disdain).
So, after my faux pas associated with “National Walking Day” I looked on my handy-dandy list of events and discovered today was “National Walk to Work Day” … well, I knew that this little event would not pass me by, no matter what the weather was. After all, I work from home, so writing about this event is a win-win for me!
“National Walk to Work Day” has been celebrated the first Friday of April the past 15 years. I have not worked on site since April 9, 2009 and now my commute to work involves walking down the hall in my moose hide Minnetonka moccasins. Unfortunately, I won’t precede that walk to work with a walk outside because it is raining. Yes, I promised you (and myself) to embrace the idea of walking in the rain to ensure that I make my year-end goal (1,242 miles/2,000k), but right now it is 38 degrees F (3 Celsius), with a “real feel” of 31F (0C). The cold and drizzly weather doesn’t beckon me to do any more than hustle out to run the car. Instead, I’m taking advantage of the crummy weather to zip off this unprecedented early morning post.
With the exception of fellow blogger Shelley, who, like me, works from home – did any of you walk to work today? TGIF!