On Saturday I decided to go for a longish walk. I was feeling post-Thanksgiving sluggardly, and wanted some exercise. I wasn't up to full out running though, so instead opted for a 5 mile walk-hike sort of thing. I got my running gear on, headed out the door, with a plan to walk some VERY hilly roads not too far from the house.
Along the way I got the brilliant idea to do two Ingress missions. A mission is a sort of pre-planned map of portals to hit, to hack in a certain order. It's something the game has had for ages, but which I've just never bothered with before.
It was really, really fun. One of my missions was at a nearby college campus. I've been there before for the occasional drive-by portal, but not really walked the campus.
I passed this beautiful fountain, that was absolutely surrounded by wild geese. I actually stopped to watch them watching it, for a few minutes. It was sublime.
After I finished my mission of invisibly tapping pretend interdimensional portals like the responsible grownup I am, I bopped off campus and walked to a nearby shopping center to do similarly there. Then walked back home again, for a roundtrip total of just over 5 miles.
I burned a ton of calories, and felt great.
Sometimes this adulting thing isn't all that hard.