I’m in a quandary, here. It’s been really, REALLY cold in the mornings. Too cold to hoof it in to work.
But I miss my walks. I miss all the little landmarks – the river, the Big Sky, the rubberized ground on the playground.
I also miss the solitude of that afternoon walk. It’s a perfect break between work and home…35ish minutes where I’ve got the iPod blasting in my ears and I can ignore the world while moving around within it, lost in whatever song I’m pounding the pavement to, or working out whatever shit is currently rolling around in my brain.
More importantly, I’m concerned that, if I spend the entire winter in my car, I’ll lose some of the stamina that got me all those miles over the summer.
So, what’s a chilly girl to do?
I’ve decided to take … the long way home. I park the car, and go up the street instead of down toward the front door. I get to float past some of my favorite storefronts, down to the highly decorated river walkway, and all along the river behind the main downtown area.
So far, the path I’ve sketched out is about 3/4 of a mile…nowhere near the 3+ I was doing in the summer, so I plan to extend it out a bit.
And, as a bonus, I get some pretty cool dusk shots.