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Dørstokkmila

Today I had a chance to practice what I preach. Nora and I didn’t get out for a walk yesterday – thunder! hail! – and I woke up today feeling a mixture of emotions that can best be summed up by the word “meh”. The weather has been all over the place today, and the thought of going for a walk just seemed like too much of a hassle. Is there a word for this in English? In Norway, we call it dørstokkmila (the doorstep mile), that sometimes impossibly long way from lounging on the couch to actually getting out of the house.

There are few things more embarrassing than being caught taking a selfie. Guess what happened today!

There are few things more embarrassing than having a stranger catch you in the middle of taking selfies. Guess what happened today!

But the thing is, I know better. I do. I know how good it feels to get out, even for just a short walk on the trail. So we did, and it was wonderful. There was no endorphin rush, but there was sunshine, a cool breeze, the smell of grass drying after spring rain, bald eagles soaring above us, rabbits darting into the blackberry brambles, a smiling baby, a happy mama, and that was all I needed to turn this day around.

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  • Reply Ewa May 6, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    You had thunder and hail? I am quite envious.
    And yes, just stepping out of the house is half the battle.

  • Reply ARC May 6, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    What a great Norwegian word. Sometimes I feel like my whole life feels like that :) Nice job getting out there today.

  • Reply Mary May 6, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    I love that word. Now I just have to figure out how to pronounce it! The hardest step usually is the one out the front door.

    • Reply Ingunn Markiewicz May 6, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      I love bewildering Americans by using æ, ø, and å! ;^)

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    • Reply Ingunn Markiewicz May 7, 2015 at 12:03 pm

      The pronunciation is something like “durschtock-meela”. :)

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  • Reply Karen May 7, 2015 at 9:24 am

    I’m learning this about my local hikes right now. It doesn’t have to be an endorphin rush or many miles to make me feel good when I get home.

  • Reply Lynn (Tahoe Fabulous) May 7, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    dørstokkmila! That is a fantastic word, and something that has been plaguing me all month.

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