One of my morning rituals is to listen to the radio for the weather forecast. That way, before I get out of bed, I know exactly what I am facing for the day. This morning I woke up and heard that it was 16F with a windchill that made it feel like 3F. Brrrrr!!
Instead of cuddling under the blankets and refusing to face the day, I decided to bundle myself up and walk to work. That's right I walked to work. One of the hazards of my job is the responsibility I feel that I have to practice what I preach. If I tell my patients that they have coats and should just bundle up and still walk around outside when it's cold, then I should too.
So at 8am this morning wearing two sweaters, a wool scarf, hat, gloves, and a coat with a hood, I walked to work. And honestly, with the sun shining it wasn't that bad. It was actually quite enjoyable. Now, midday, it's currently 26F (feels like 14F) and the wind's beginning to pick up. Luckily I am done with my walking for the day.