Thursday, January 19, 2012

This Balaclava Was Made for Walkin'

My response to Sheena's balaclava photo on her blog
I'm not the only one out there in this weather; check out the Treaty Walks blog, where a Ft Qu'Appelle teacher is hoofin' it to school every morning: click here. Have a look at some of her "popular posts." Here's a good one. And here.

One of the hardest things about my walks was getting out there regularly in the first place; I'd always enjoyed walks, but only when I felt like it, and the walks were leisurely, not brisk, and there was no minimum time requirement. Now that I've got myself relatively disciplined — I'm going, and that's that for that — the hurdle du jour is that I sometimes get a bit bored while walking. My route varies between the same two every second day because I can turn either north or south at the end of the driveway; but one thing I don't like is going a mile, then re-tracing my steps. Wish I could go in a circle. But I'll have to walk through fields (hard on the ankles) or walk six miles, if I do. Not ready for that yet.

Thinkin' maybe an Mp3 player or iPod might be a nice change once in a while from my own thoughts.

When I get back into the house, there are a few moments of claustrophobia when I can't get all this extra clothing off fast enough.

1 comment:

  1. I started looking at your pictures under "Seen in SaSkAtChEwAn" and WOW OH WOW, there are some beauties. Making me homesick for spring. Do you think it will really break free from under the snow yet again? I appreciate your clear and vibrant writing. I can hear a great spirit singing in your voice. Thank you also for your thoughtful comments on my blog. Sheena


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