What I Hated the Least Today 2/365: Walk


This is the second instalment of my subversive gratitude project called What I Hated the Least Today.

Among other things, I don’t enjoy walking. Particularly when it’s gratuitous or when it can be replaced by riding. In the interest of self-flagellation, I took a walk today in order to shoot some pictures of the newly arrived snow. The choice of the day was dubious, as it turned out to be probably the coldest day of winter so far. Currently it’s refreshing minus ten Celsius. 

Three minutes into the walk, my feet started to freeze, which wasn’t helped by my inadvisable wading through the snow to get the perfect picture. About thirty minutes later, I was convinced my feet were wet because they were FREE-ZZZ-ING intensely. My walk turned into a run and I fled home.

When I kicked my boots off and put my feet on the heated floor in the flat, it sizzled a little, but my feet were dry. It’s a bit discomforting that I can’t tell if I’m wet or not. I feel the need to reiterate that I don’t enjoy walking. I do enjoy having taken the photos though. I’ll share them at another occasion. 


Author: Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

12 thoughts

  1. -10ºC is refreshing … my feet tend to freeze up quickly too. Must be the smoking. Hands too, but now I’ve gotten ahold of gorgeous mitts that keep my hands warm no matter what. They look like boxing gloves … filled with down. Wish there was something similar for feet. Especially with good, sturdy soles so you can walk without being all tense and scared of falling on the ice. I don’t like to walk for the sake of it … I must have some purpose.


    1. Akismet spammed you! One evil plugin. Good that I check the spam… I assure you that smoking is not necessarily guilty for cold feet, since mine were always cold even when I wasn’t smoking. I’m ok with just regular knitted gloves, I have this kind with a flap that you can pull over your fingers or leave your fingers free when you need them. Good when I’m taking pictures and need to adjust the camera. (And I’m known to use them indoors in cold rooms too…) But no amount of material can warm my feet. Except slivovitz. Taken internally. Also, I can’t even say how happy I am that I’m not the only person who doesn’t enjoy walking for walking’s sake. 🙂


      1. It’s the second time now, in a few days! Somebody else’s blog, I also ended up in spam. A couple of years ago, ALL comments to me went to spam, but that was all over WordPress.

        I will never forget the taste of slivovitz. I was so sick [from drinking] when I took it. One of the sales guys at work had a big bottle in a cabinet … jaysus! What a day … I’m glad my drinking days are over.


        1. WordPress can be cranky. As all technology. I hate it, it’s frustrating when you do nothing wrong and things still don’t work.

          I understand that you didn’t like slivovitz. It’s an acquired taste 😉 I didn’t like it at first either, but now I’ve become a great lover and expert of the beverage…

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          1. It’s like I keep saying about maple syrup here in Canada; it’s an acquired taste, and at my age I just can’t acquire it.


          2. Yes?! I only saw it being eaten with pancakes so far, so what do you eat it with then? Or does it mean you don’t eat maple syrup all at? How uncanadian 😉


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