Today I made a mistake that I'll probably make exactly once. I drove all the way to a park I hadn't seen yet to walk around on its trails and realized I had my earbuds case, but not the earbuds. Usually when Garrett leaves for work, I unplug them from the front of my speakers and put them in the case so they'll be handy when I leave. I left too quickly after he did, though, and forgot to do that.
I didn't realize it until I got to the park, and decided to try walking around a bit anyway. It was immediately obvious that I wasn't going to enjoy it, because it was mowing day, and there were giant riding mowers everywhere I went. It'd be bad enough walking around trying to dodge those dudes and feel like they're watching, but having to listen, too? Pass.
The day wasn't a complete wash. I came back home and did some exercises using a home gym that came yesterday. It's the kind that's rubber tubing, handles, straps, and door anchors. Today I did three rounds of all the exercises that use the door anchor in the high position, at the lowest weight. Whee.
I'll probably go back to the park tomorrow. Assuming mowing only takes one day.
I went to the movies yesterday (Spiderman 2, it was aight) and wanted to
see what it would look like on the app if I just left it on the whole time
instead of stopping it during the movie. It got it wrong. For some reason,
it shows me going quite fast that whole time at a very high pace, with the
line oddly close to the elevation line. What it should look like is that
second flat area to the right, which is when I was sitting in a Vietnamese
place waiting for them to make sandwiches and figure out how to work the
credit card machine. Which they sort of did, but accidentally charged me
ten extra bucks. Normally the mom and dad are just in the back and the son
runs the front of the house, but he had to get some work done on his car.
Thankfully he arrived in time to finish the transaction and he gave me a
$10 bill rather than void it and run it again. Fine with me.
One strategy I like to use for walks is to start at a major park, walk to another, and make my way back. It's handy for bathroom breaks and water fountains, and allows me to explore potential future neighborhoods. Next time I do this one, I might start at Howarth Park instead. It might be nicer to get the big climb out of the way first and then go back down.