since the new year, i've been walking to work in the mornings. it's about a 2 mile walk, and i absolutely love the view and the vigorous start to my mornings. i walk 2 blocks, pass the capitol building, walk down the Hill past the newseum, where they have on display the front page of each State's newspaper. I love seeing the headlines every day: "Grizzly Bear Causing Nuisance at Local YMCA", "Residents Must Collect Petition Signatures on Nude Dancing". Then I walk past restaurants, selecting the ones I still need to try (Cowgirl Creamery for lunch!), and the not-too-tall buildings of DC.
Next thing I know, I'm at work having listened to some great wake-up music or a podcast. And I feel great.
And I'm pretty sure my pants are fitting a bit looser. And I avoid things like this morning's bomb scare. Good news all around.