Yesterday, we had a continuation of our surprise snow — maybe just over an inch. It was beautiful, and still falling water work, so I knew I had to go out in it for a nice walk.
I strapped my YakTrax on my shoes, bundled up, and headed out into the falling snow. I’m still very pleased with how well the YakTrax work to keep me scooting along without slipping. As I was walking along on the fresh snow, I kept thinking to my self that these were like have “chains” on my shoes… and the footprints I was leaving behind certainly looked like it!
I made a point to travel down Wren Trail. It was really, really pristine, with just hints that someone and their pet had gone down the trail hours before me. Of course, Wren is only about ¾ km each way, so I ambled around the neighborhood to get my full distance in. Much like last week, I explored some roads and neighborhoods that I’d never visited before. We’re really blessed to have a ton of sidewalks along the main roads, as well as the neighborhood roads, so I felt really safe wandering around without having to worry about the traffic too much.
And then it happened… I fell.
I have no idea what I did, although I suspect I couldn’t see a dip or rise in the sidewalk with all the snow, and just misstepped. I went down quick, but turned it into a wicked cool roll, which kept me from hurting anything. I’m sure the folks driving past were concerned, but I bounced right up, tried to control my embarrassment, and headed toward my finish.
In all, this was a great time out. It was quiet, cold (but not windy!), and just a great time to reflect on the beauty of the space around me. I’m ready for more!
This race benefitted Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer Foundation.