Today I seriously bundled up and ventured out in the woods for an hour of hiking. Two pairs of socks, two pairs of gloves, two hats, two pairs of sweat pants, a wool sweater, sweatshirt and regular top along with a hooded coat was my attire – Michelin woman. It was somewhere around fifteen degrees. It’s hardly climbing Mount Everest, but for me it was a small victory just braving the outdoors in such cold weather and staying warm. I did stay surprisingly warm – not toasty, but warm. I’m not a cold weather person at all. I’m thankful for the calories burned and for the commune with nature.
More snow, possibly ice, is predicted to begin tonight. Maybe I will do the Jeremiah Johnson trek again tomorrow.