When: Mid-Afternoon – 2/7/2018
Weather: Low 40’s with sun…
- Dressing for Walking Success: When it is in the low 40’s, I know how many layers to wear. I cover my ears and wear gloves. When the breeze varies and the sun is not fully committed to performing, the layers of clothing may be inadequate. I was mostly right on the layers. For quite a stretch, the wind was nonexistent. Any thoughts I had of enjoying the extra warmth were made impossible by the sound of my swinging arms rubbing against my coat. When it is 70 or up, I only have to decide on pants or shorts.
- Soulless: I literally saw no people on my walk today. (I did see someone across the drainage ditch, but I passed no one.) If dogs had souls, the walk could have been salvaged. Without any type of walkers or bikers, it is very difficult to be inspired. I started this writing project assuming I would have outside stimulation. Without any company on the path, I am dependant on utter creativity rather than unique observations. With my early wakeup and my typical afternoon urge for a nap, it typically takes something beyond the norm to jumpstart the limited mental resources I have available.