First, on the fitness front, I took a five-mile walk yesterday, extending the route I ran Monday. Today I'll be driving all morning and walking around a big museum all afternoon. Tomorrow's walk will be short (1.1 miles from the Washington Monument to Capitol Hill) and slow.
This will be a quick trip and, I hope, a successful one.
Success would be defined by the number of participants in this march for health-care reform. We know that single-payer isn't going to happen this year, but if our numbers are significant enough, perhaps the Powers That Be will be more open to the idea.
We can't line their campaign chests with millions of dollars, as the health sector (pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, hospitals and HMOs) can.
But we vote.