All you need for this workout is a stack of hardcovers and some yarn or rope to tie them together!
Workout #1: The Book Curl
Workout #2: The Book Up
Workout #3: The Brunch (Book Crunch) - Just like brunch this can be done alone or with a friend!
After almost being hit by a taxi, (again!) today, I think all drivers in DC need to recognize that pedestrians walking on their light deserve to make it across the street in one piece, and in peace. It is rude and dangerous to make turns when you clearly see pedestrians are crossing. Metro buses are sporting new creative signs that say things like “pedestrians don’t come with air bags” because pedestrian accidents are way too common now!
My mom saw a little boy get hit a few years ago in Georgetown. She was one of the first ones to call 911 and we tried to follow his story on the news because she was so worried about him. It was reported not long after the accident that he died. His family had been visiting Washington on a holiday. My mom still can’t get his father’s screams out of her mind.
If I was a small child, the taxi speeding to make that turn today ( on MY light), might have not seen me at all and hit me. I took the time to follow the taxi to the hotel where he was dropping off passengers to talk to him about his diving practices, but I don’t know if it even made a bit of difference.
I avoid confrontation at all costs, and I feel kind of bad for yelling ( hopefully not totally incoherently) in parts of the conversation but as I was deciding whether or not to confront him or keep walking, I kept thinking about that boy in Georgetown, and the toddler that just died not far from my house in a car accident so horrific that the first people on the scene reported that they couldn’t even stomach looking at the victims that they’d rushed over to help. Another tragic case of speeding.
It is only May, but tourists with bunches of kids and school groups have already started trickling into the city. Drivers have got to be more sensitive, let’s make this an accident-free summer in DC.