Today I am thankful that I can walk to work.
Winter has arrived in this part of the country and it's been cold and snowy. Even though we did not get much snow, the roads have been pretty icy, especially last week. It's times like this that I really appreciate the fact that I have a walking commute. I am a nervous driver as is so add in icy roads and ay yi yi. It makes me quite the nervous Nelly. My place of work is about a mile from my house so I am able to get there in about 20 minutes (my commute was even shorter when I was able to bike!).
It's definitely cold in the morning as with the windchill, it's felt like it's about negative 5-10 degrees outside (yes negative, I hope this cold front moves on!), but I still opt to walk outdoors instead of walking in the heated skyways. I guess it sort of makes me feel tough to walk outside and most days that is the only fresh air I get since I am way too much of a wimp to run in this weather. The walks fly by, especially lately as I've started to listen to podcasts on my walks to/from work.
Regardless of what is going on with the weather, I love my walks or bike rides to work as they allow me to clear my mind and it's an easy way to fit exercise into every day.