No fees, set hours, restraints on time —
my outdoor treadmill suits me fine .
Prairie snow provides vast retreat,
with snowshoes strapped beneath my feet.
Crunching of snow the only sound
as I walk atop frozen ground.
Crisp, cold air upon my face
heightens senses, worries – erased.
Bright sun reflecting on the snow
gives icy crystals sparkling glow.
Deer, rabbits, fox may happen by,
or owl glide across the sky.
All of this, just out my door –
nature’s gym, yet so much more…
Grateful to have waiting for me,
such splendor and tranquility.