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Walk to Work

One of the main criteria for where I decided to live in Lincoln was that the place needed to be within walking distance of work and other major life functions (groceries and hardware being the primary ones; coffeeshop and public library are bonuses). I just didn't know what the snow conditions would be like, so walking distance seemed like a good idea.

Yesterday, the weather forecast called for some freezing rain in the afternoon, so it seemed like a good idea to walk instead of bicycling. As it turned out, the weather was wonderful for the walk in (think Seattle spring, though on the cool side), and just fine for the walk home, too. Instead of freezing rain, we got about a half-inch of snow overnight, enough to coat everything in a pretty layer of white.

Since at the moment I seem unable to motivate myself to get much exercise either before or after work, I'm thinking it's probably better to walk instead of biking, anyway. The last time I really walked a lot was in college*, so I'm excited to get back into walking shape (beneficial for hiking and for being a tourist). The walk to work is pretty nice - takes about 30 minutes, and passes through neighborhoods, downtown Lincoln, and then parts of campus. There are traffic signals at the major intersections, and NO BEG BUTTONS!

Thankfully my leg is starting to feel better, too.

And walking is great thinking time.

*I used to love the walk from Tufts over to Harvard Square, and I would almost always walk to the grocery store, too.


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Mar. 4th, 2015 05:24 pm (UTC)
We did get the freezing rain- I didn't leave the house yesterday because every time I took the dog out I fell down :-P
Mar. 4th, 2015 05:40 pm (UTC)
Oy! That is an excellent reason to not leave the house. Seriously, I'd forgotten what it was like to fall down on a regular basis in the wintertime.

Do you have any YakTracks? I've been thinking about pulling those out of the camping gear collection in case I need extra traction.
Mar. 4th, 2015 06:06 pm (UTC)
We both have ice spikes (like yak tracks but with carbide spikes instead of the spirally things) and use 'em often.
Mar. 5th, 2015 05:39 am (UTC)
Something about snow means all motivation disappears and the only thing left to do is curl up in a small heap under blankets and sleep until it's warm.
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