Walking in a Winter Colder Land

I walked one mile instead of two. Brrrr! It was 18F when I left the house. I topped jeans and a sweatshirt with my winter coat for the first time this season. At the stop sign, I did just that. I stopped, turned around, and high-tailed it back home. My nose and mouth had stopped checking in. I didn’t want that to happen to my metal knees! The house felt overly warm for an hour, after which I checked to see if the heat was still on. This is a day to keep moving!

If you are in the northern hemisphere, what are you doing to keep warm?  I’m going to make split pea soup and bake some bread.  That should keep the kitchen warm.

29 thoughts on “Walking in a Winter Colder Land

    1. Pea soup has a base of ham stock. We had a spiral sliced ham, and I boiled the bone after we ate the meat. Now I’ve added dried split peas, onions, and seasonings. I’m not a good soup maker, but this one always gets rave reviews. Cornbread would be a wonderful side dish to serve with the soup.

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  1. Brrrr! Our heater kicked on, but we keep it around 67 or I cheat when hubby isn’t in and crank it to 70. The ads on TV keep telling us to keep it low for energy efficiency. I am fortunate in that I still have long johns from when we lived in Colorado and wear those under everything when I go out. In California, however, it rarely is needed.

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  2. I don’t walk outside in this weather but going to the gym was bad enough. Very windy and cold. We were in the teens too. I have a dentist appointment but after than I’m hunkering down for the rest of the day. I have pumpkin bisque soup! Yay!

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  3. Anne, you walked a mile! Trust me when I say I haven’t walked beyond the store across the street for over two days. It’s effing FREEZING out there! Minus 12 Celsius. (10 deg. F.) What a coincidence – I made split pea soup two days ago; I’m about to have some later for the fourth and last bowlful. My heat’s on high but outside I’m wearing many layers! They say layers are the way to go, as they trap heat in between.
    Wish you’d come here and bake your bread here!!!! 😀

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    1. I’ve been walking first thing in the morning for 23 years. I guess you could say it’s a habit now. In NY I drove to a walking place, but here I begin at the front door. John and I don’t walk in rain, though. We don’t have the clothing for it. Where would you walk?

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      1. That is a great habit to have Anne. I could do 2 or three laps around the trailer park here. One lap at a brisk pace, is about 8 minutes. I try to avoid the rain, I wear a water resistant hoodie and only go out if it is a sprinkle or less. Safe walking to you.


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