I’ve really had it with this cold and blustery weather. By the time I returned from my walk today, my nose was running like a sieve and my eyes were watering from the stinging cold. Suffice it to say that today’s trip was not a leisurely stroll but two feet travelling at a very brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrisk pace. I had to chuckle to myself while walking past a house on Ferris where today is garbage day; a half-full plastic container of sidewalk salt was sticking almost defiantly out of a garbage can. I couldn’t help but contrast the adage of glass half-full versus glass half-empty to the salt container – these folks obviously think warmer days are ahead so they chucked the salt. WJR and WWJ meteorologists are predicting a warm-up to the 50s for Easter weekend Yippee!! I’ve made progress since I started walking in 2013: I’ve made it to two miles today so full speed ahead. I was cautious after walking to Outer Drive, which is a four-mile round trip and paying the price with shin splints and ankle pain for weeks afterward…so taking it slow and easy and easing into the longer walks.
O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind? – Percy Bysshe Shelley