I get pretty restless when I’m stuck inside for a long time and/or when I don’t like the assignments I’m being forced to do.
Yesterday, I left the house around 5:15pm to attend a dinner at 7pm, even though I live pretty close to the destination (The Valley). I had planned on going for a bit of a walk – about halfway there, and then catch a bus for the rest of the way. I took the scenic route through parks and along a creek. Never walked down that way before, so I thought it might be interesting.
It was good to be outside. It was a good time to be out walking, too. Still had about another hour of sunlight left, it wasn’t too hot or cold, no rain, and not too much wind. It was nice being out when everyone else was out for their evening run/jog/walk/cycle. Simple things like having nice parks and walkways nearby really make me appreciate where I live.
So, anyway, I followed the walkway until it came out onto the street (techincally, it continued again after that, but sort of in the opposite direction to where I needed to go) and I figured I’d walk to a bus stop and bus the rest of the way. But, surprisingly, it was still quite early (not even 6pm), so I walked past the bus stops.
I eventually made it to the ‘Gabba, at which point I again had the option of catching a bus or continuing to walk. The only thing was, if I chose to walk, I’d definitely have to walk the rest of the way (I was planning on walking down Main Street and across the Story Bridge – a route I know by car, but have never taken a bus this way).
Well, it was still early (about 6:10pm) and I wasn’t tired yet, so of course I decided to walk. I’ve never walked across the Story Bridge before, so that was another drawcard. It was quite nice (although quite noisy because of the constant stream of traffic).
And, you know what, I still made it to dinner about 10 minutes early. According to Map My Run, I only walked a bit over 7km (the site is pretty good and user-friendly – definitely recommended for fellow walkers/runners). I want to try longer distances next time~!