Whittling down those remaining steps needed to achieve my goal of 1,000 miles walked in 2017, sure has been tough this past week. What looked like an easy goal and a cinch to complete just a few weeks ago, has turned into walking sessions done in dribs and drabs. These days my miles have been garnered by slogging around makeshift laps on the snowy grass at Memorial Park. I still have 12 more miles left to reach that lofty goal.
Unfortunately, the prospect of walking over the next few days isn’t so great either. Right now it is snowing everywhere in metropolitan Detroit, at the rate of one inch per hour, and the landscape is already blanketed by soft and fluffy snow. Schools and universities are shuttered for the day and likely tomorrow. It seems that every time I’ve heard the weather report, there was more snow in the forecast. Now, it is up to nine inches, though I don’t think this will be happening in our neck of the woods thankfully.
I got another two miles walked this morning before the Wintry weather arrived though snowflakes were already fluttering down while I was still outside. Of course, Winter does not officially arrive until December 21st … but don’t tell Mother Nature that. While dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh may sound magical this time of year, the commute home for most drivers has been tedious and daunting, and I’m sure they’d trade their vehicle for a horse and sleigh in a country meadow in a heartbeat.
The world outside these four walls now resembles a snow globe – pretty to look at, and I, as well as many others, would love to be able to shake it madly, turn it right-side up after watching the flakes drift down and have it all go away.
[Image by Tyle Rullery from Pixabay]