So post christmas my weight watchers leader posted a challenge that the local running shop was offering. It was to sign up for a different kind of "race". You signed up and committed to walking outside every day in January. Well in the end of December when the weather was oddly warm a balmy 45-50 every day this sounded like a good idea. So I signed up. Why....well why not. It would get me walking everyday and outside. I also figured it would be a good way to get my started to get more fitness in. I haven't been working out and feeling miserable to be frank. So even if that is all I do its a step in the right direction. Well it was all fun and games until it got cold, and then cold and rainy, then cold and snowy. As of one week in and I have walked everyday...in the rain, the snow, and the cold...oh and a few nice days too! Some photographic proof-because hey if there isn't a selfie it didn't happen right!
|My walking partners in crime-expect in the really bad weather they hated it|
|We had to do sweaters because it was too cold without|
|This is from yesterday when I waited too long to walk I had to walk in a the full blown blizzard|
|On the day it was a downpour-at least my jacket is somewhat waterproof.|
So far I have loved this-especially yesterday in the snow finishing my walk. Although it was cold I felt sort of connected to my dad who loved winter. He never minded the cold weather and I have this image of him coming in from snowblowing and shoveling looking some sort of Yeti all covered in snow. He would get out of his wet clothes, sit by the fire, and enjoy the winter. I also have many memories of him just staring out my parents big picture watching the snow...he loved it. So when I am out thier freezing my biscuits off (mine not my dog who is also named biscuit) I have fond memories to keep me going.