When I got up today I decided to check the weather before I headed out for a mid-morning appointment, and it said there was no snow in the forecast- YAY – and the temperature would be a crisp -26 Celcius with the windchill taken into account – WTF?
Anyway, out I went and I was surprised to find that it really didn’t seem overly cold, mostly because the breeze in my normally-breezy town was abnormally not-breezy at all. So back to YAY!
By the time I finished my appointment and completed the errands on my list for today – well, all the errands I felt like completing on my list for today, because really, do they actually ever ALL get finished? – I decided to stop at a local Tim Horton’s and enjoy a cup of coffee and an oatcake.
And it was while I was sipping my coffee that I realized it could be a lovely afternoon to go for a winter walk in the park I enjoy so much.
So I came home and changed into warmer leggings and added a cami under the top I had on to try to keep my core cozy, grabbed a pair of mittens, wrapped a scarf around my neck a few times, and headed to the park to see what the trails looked like.
My biggest fear in the winter is that I’ll slip on a patch of ice while I’m out and will crash to the ground, breaking a hip or an ankle or a wrist along the way, so I was a bit nervous about walking the snow-covered trails without knowing if there might be ice under the powder. But I was careful and took a bit longer than I usually do to walk my route and didn’t have any trouble. There were a few icy patches but the new winter hiking-type boots I bought in November have great grips on them and worked really well today and were definitely worth the money they cost me. So – another YAY!
I snapped a few pictures with my phone during my walk this afternoon to share with you, and I’ll post them here – but just before I do that – if anyone had told me a year ago that I would be out walking in the Waterfowl Park or in ANY park, in January in New Brunswick, I would have laughed and laughed and laughed at the absurdity of the thought – and yet, here I was, in January in New Brunswick, walking in a beautiful park, enjoying a cold but sparkling afternoon. Yay, one more time, right?
Since you’ve been patient with me and read through my post, I’ll now share the pictures I took today:
Isn’t the scenery gorgeous on a winter’s afternoon? Do you try to maintain your regular walking routines no matter what the weather is like where you live?
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