U and I went on a short hike on Saturday that turned out to be very expensive.
First of all, we didn't actually hike most of the way to the top of the mountain, instead wimping out and taking the overpriced cable car.
Then, as we were clambering up to the peak and I was complaining I wasn't wearing the right type of shoes, U finally decided he had to do something about his shoes. He's admitted for months that his shoes were falling apart and it was time to replace them, but hasn't done anything. We came down of the mountain and went shopping, where U bought a new pair - brown suede Merrel slip-ons that are super comfortable and great for every-day wear (he wore them out of the store and just about refused to take his old ones with him!)
But that wasn't his only purchase, as our short "hike" made him realize that we are both out of shape. Sucking back air as we climbed U decided that perhaps it would be better to make attempts to get back in shape and then go hiking, as opposed to just heading to the nearest mountain. He's been muttering recently about getting a Wii, but it wasn't until he dragged me into Toys R Us yesterday to "look" at Wiis, and then picked up a purchase tag, that I realized he was actually serious. 10 minutes later we were wlking out of the store with a Wii console and WiiFit (and a Toys R Us point card, because you must have a points card!)
Since he has a very small room in an all-male company dorm (that I am not even allowed to enter) it has been decided that th Wii will live with me. We had good fun last night setting up our individual settings (our 'Mii') and trying out the WiiFit games. I was't too sure just how much help a video game console would be in getting us back into shape, but after trying a few of the games I'm beginning to see that if done religiously, this could be a good thing... now we just have to get into the habit of using it!