So today I walked to work with Maria Callas (recommended by Chrissie – thank you, Chrissie!). Maria and I got along pretty well, especially the part where she sang bits of Tosca to me as I walked along the edge of Wandsworth Common.
It helped, of course, that it’s a beautiful morning and that in between tracks (are you allowed to call them ‘tracks’ when it’s opera?), I could hear the birds singing too. Ahhhh.
I could have done with some more rhythm to carry me up those hills, and I was tempted to cheat on Maria with a bit of Dan le Sac. But I didn’t, because, as you’ll remember, the skip button is off-limits for the week.
Time for some objectives:
Better shape – burn calories and get fitter
I don’t think I’m imagining this – I’m getting faster. And not just because it’s taken 5 minutes to get across Wandsworth Road every other day this week. I am also eating a hell of a lot of muesli.
Clearer head – blow away the cobwebs and relieve stress
My BlackBerry is still on top of the microwave. That’s all I’m saying.
Hidden treasures – make new discoveries in your area
Well, I discovered that gazing across a dewy, empty common on a spring morning makes a girl realise how lucky she is. I also noticed this sign on the way and have decided it qualifies as a treasure … and yes I did feel happy when I got here
Today’s track: Maria Callas, Un Bel Di Vedremo (from Madama Butterfly) .
Tomorrow will be my last walk, and if you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that the Jazz Apocalypse is nigh. Fear the trumpet, readers. Fear it.