Saturday, December 10, 2005

Walking after a snowstorm

We had our first big snowstorm two days ago. It amounted to about six inches. It was not really that big a storm, although the frantic weather reports would make you believe that it was the blizzard of the century coming!

In this town, by ordinance, everyone is supposed to clear the sidewalks in front of their houses. By now this should be done throughout the borough. Yet when I went walking this morning I saw how differently everyone interprets the rule. Some of the sidewalks are completely cleared down to the bare concrete. Others have a single-width meandering shovel path. Others have cleared no snow at all and only the steps of previous walkers have marred the snow.

I want to keep up my fitness walking through the winter. It has become a habit, and I don't feel right until I have done my four or five miles. I can see now it will take some work to overcome the obstacles of snow and ice and get in my walking around the storms and their aftermath.

Monday, December 05, 2005