When You Can’t Afford A Gym

For the past several days, a Seattle friend of mine has been posting pics of this guy walking down the street carrying a log. (Not a euphemism; a real log.)

We couldn’t decide if he was building a log cabin, or practicing for a caber toss, or helping elementary kids learn the letter L. She saw him for the third time today, only this time he had a friend, also carrying a log, when was walking a dog. ( Also not a euphemism.)

She stopped him and asked what was up, and his answer is so odd yet so obvious: He’s a young guy, late teens early 20s, and he wants to get some exercise but can’t afford the gym. So he carries a log from his house to Snoqualmie Falls and back, as you do, which is about four (mountainous) miles round trip.

I wish that all the people who have been hearing about him for the past week. (Her posts and the ensuing conversations have been hilarious.) I wish there was a way we could all video chat and cheer him as he walked by her house. And maybe it could become a regular thing-he walks by, we cheer him on.

We should totally do this.

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