The best that can be said about tonight’s little adventure is that I came home cold, but otherwise none the worse for wear. I can admit defeat and tonight I was defeated: too much snow and too much wind. I tried to run for about a half of a mile and then gave up and walked the rest of the way around the block. The block is a little under 2 miles. According to the current forecast, the next two days are going to be too cold for running. The long range forecast isn’t encouraging, but it changes often so there is hope.
On Sunday afternoon, I went to the grocery store for more apples and sunflower seeds. The aroma from the hot food on the opposite side of the store from the produce was enticing. I didn’t buy any. Walking up the stairs to my apartment when I returned home, I realized something. I feel a lot more energetic this winter than I have for any winter I can remember. I don’t feel sluggish like I normally do in the winter. I have lost a couple of pounds in the last month which I don’t think I have ever done in the winter before. I have a bounce in my step. I consider all of this to be more proof that I have finally found a way to feed my body that makes it happy. This is why I didn’t buy any of the hot food in the grocery store as good as it smelled. I don’t want to mess up the steady progress my body has been making in becoming stronger.
Take care, stay warm and thanks for reading.