The real reason might be that I heard my office has a "Commute Options" competition with the American Licorice company. Whichever company has the least car drives to work wins, and there's candy involved. I love competition that involves candy prizes.
Plus, lately I've been thinking "What would Pony Tail Lady do?" when it comes to getting up and getting active. I think it's a good phrase.
Maybe I should put it on a T-shirt. I'd put "Chubby Mommy Running Club" on the front though. Let me know if you want one, I have a friend who can get me some shirts. We could be a real club if we start wearing shirts, I think.
Anyway, here are the good things about walking to work in the snow:
- Baby it's cold outside. I hate being cold, so I actually run for the first three blocks or so. I wear my snow boots, so I don't worry about tripping.
- Wake up call: running in the cold wakes me up. The caffeine gets spread out in my veins more quickly this way. I think it's a physics thing.
- Footprints: there's something sweet about seeing the little hippity-hop prints of the bunnies who live in the woods along the path I walk along. So nature-y. And of course, there are my own footprints, left over from the morning walk. I feel so powerful, knowing I've made a lasting impression along my path to and from work.