We have a monumental amount of snow on the ground in Minnesota!
These pictures are around my neighborhood where I walked this morning.
fence that goes around the perimeter of the yard.
All of our plants and shrubs are nestled snug in their beds.
No kidding! Snow is an insulator to plants that have to
have terrific defensive mechanisms to survive our climate. All that snow helps.
I was of course bundled in my red winter coat, snow pants, hat, gloves, scarf and of course winter boots with YakTrax on my walk. It was a beautiful and warm (20 degrees F) morning. All of a sudden I found my self thinking: “If I can walk 5 (actually 5.13) miles without hardly blinking an eye, how about a little jogging?” And that is just what I did. I slowly started jogging along the side walk, more like a fast walk/jog. I was cautious at first. Even with YakTrax I was still not confident about having sure footing. No problem, though, my feet were secured and I did not slip ONCE!! Over that last mile and a half, I maybe jogged a third of it. Maybe a half mile all together. It felt great!!! Great!! A new milestone happened for me today: I am finally, and slowly, uncovering the runner within! Building up my stamina with walking is paying off. Oh, don't worry I am not going to start jogging like crazy. I can't: first C25KM program and better conditioning. But I am ready. I know I am! The promise of all that is to come as I stay the course of my getting healthy sojourn could not be any sweeter!
How about you: what promise lies just ahead for you in your own journey??
Stay strong and TTFN!