I’ve lived in Southern Alberta all my life so I’m fairly used to our winters but yesterday really took me by surprise. Physically I was mostly prepared for my walk home in -25 but mentally it caught me completely off guard, I had forgotten just how cold -25 really is. Halfway home I started considering my options and realized I had none but to continue on; I couldn’t very well just stop and freeze.
It took a long hot shower, some caramel hot chocolate, a robe, a blanket and a good hour to completely warm me up.
I’m a little better prepared for my walk home today, the better scarf and long coat will be helpful.
Here’s to the first of many, many cold walks home.