I hate the cold.... Well, I hate feeling cold... and the feeling too warm as your walk progresses; having to stop to take off your coat and put it in your backpack, there's a good word for that "Faff"
As a walker though, there are usually still good walks to be had. And as the great walker Wainwright once said
"There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing."Then there's good ol' precipitation, rain that is (other precipitations are available) it's normally bearable, sometimes it can be a blessing in fact, but mix it with another force and bearable it becomes not (Yeh, Ok Yoda!) .... wind
In winter it can often be driving and adding extra cold to the already over-subscribed cold levels, and it finds it's way in everywhere.
And rain can cause problems for the terrain too, making many areas impassable, again when it teams up with it's BFF many more issues arise. trees uprooted, fences blowing down, you know... you've seen it too.
Well, amongst all these trials I still got out for a little walk.
But not last week, oh no something else decided to wreak havoc with my ability to do anything...
Yep, Flu... Seasonal Influenza as it's now apparently tagged
High temperature, No sleep, Nausea (worst. nausea. ever.), sweating, shivering, intense headaches, eyes streaming, nose streaming, inside screaming, face seeming to have a growth spurt, unbelievably worn out, cough that disabled my voice actuator and aches everywhere.
I don't know if Einstein had a theory for it, but it was a week that seemed like 3 months.
Over the last couple of days have been improving, and today went out for a simple mile and a half walk (my little dog couldn't believe it "About bloody time!" he would have said if he could just get over the insane excitement of it all)
And Boy! was it tiring! (no need to answer, it's rhetorical... see, no question mark)
So, I have to get back up to a half-decent condition (I'm not going to pretend I was ever at my peak) especially for April
"What's happening in April?" I hear nobody asking... well I'll tell you ... SOON
Watch this space.