A word on the walking commute.

Written By Heather Clitheroe - January 22, 2013

It’s been going fairly well, I’d say. The trick is trying to anticipate the weather – and so checking the forecast in the morning has felt more necessary than ever. We had a chinook that blew back out, and that meant that the morning temperature was around zero, but the evening walk-home temperature was about seventy billion below.

Sunday morning.

Ice and uncleared sidewalks have been something of a hazard, too. Care must be taken, and there have been many cautious steps across ice on the bit of sidewalk that crosses alleyways – the no-man’s land of residential shoveling, I think.

I’m generally pleased with the commute. It’s tougher in this cold weather, but we haven’t had a lot of snow all winter, so there’s not too much slogging. I’ll have to replace my shoes in the spring, though – they’re taking a beating. You know. What with the walking so much and all.

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  1. Jenny says:

    Do you feel better, sleep better and all that stuff now you’re walking?

  2. LizAdams says:

    I think it’s terrific that you’re keeping on with the walking commute. Such a wonderful antidote to sitting, which most of us do too much of! I’m betting you sleep better, too.

    I guess the savings on car fare will be taken out in shoe purchases, huh?

  3. Fred says:

    Seventy billion below, huh? And I thought it was cold here! I envy you (slightly) the ability to walk to work, which just isn’t feasible for me.

  4. kmkat says:

    Alley entrances tend to be a slight incline, too, which makes them even more treacherous. Brave, brave Lady Heather!

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