I'm not sure anyone likes February.
|We even beat Chicago!|
This weather makes it difficult to walk on my own. The pavement is icy and unpredictable. Wind gusts whip around the corners of buildings. This month alone, I've racked up more money in parking garages than I care to admit, just to avoid city sidewalks!
Ironically, at the heart of February is my WALKING ANNIVERSARY: February 11th.
|From that moment on,|
I had 2 feet again!
"Small step with the left. Big step with the right." Prosthetist's Tim's guiding words became my version of Neil Armstrong's message from the moon. They marked the edge of a new frontier.
The race was on.
You've seen the replay before, but I never get tired of showing it...
So what are February's redeeming factors? In the midst of this dismal, gray, windy, snowy, will-winter-ever-end month, I'm making a list:
I call it the FEB FIVE.
To kick off my 5th year of walking, I've compiled the Top 5 Reasons for Setting Foot (or Feet) Outside in February...
|Worth the walk!|
For a short month of short days, February lingers long past its welcome. But for me, it's also a time to be thankful and mindful of all I have. Food to warm my belly. Family to fill me with joy. A fit set of legs to hold me up. Fun adventures to keep me going. And fantastic friends to guide me over the inevitable icy patches.
|It's easy to be brave with these guys around!|
So what if schools are closed today, or if I'm staying inside to write this blog post? Warmer days are just around the next windy corner.
Take that, evil sidewalks!
Only 11 days till March...