Friday, March 09, 2012
I'm visiting friends this weekend, about 150 miles away. I'm making the drive alone.
At one point in my life, a 3-4 hour car trip would mean that I had to take snacks for the road. Those snacks would be cookies and candy and chips and soda. Because, after all, it was a long way and I would need sustenance.
Now, I look back and wonder what I was thinking. I'm driving a car through one state, not heading out on the Oregon Trail! I'm not walking that distance! Heck, with cruise control I'm not even using so much as my right foot for most of it! This is not a calorie-intensive activity.
What it was, was an excuse to try and step out of my own life. As if by going over 55 miles an hour the calories would be too slow and unable to catch up with me. In other words, madness.
So today, I will be packing a large cup of water, and a couple hundred-cal packs of almonds. That's all the snack that's really needed for this trip. That and a smarter attitude about travel.