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Celebrating Sunshine...!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Not enough snow for cross country skiing...yet!

So plan B...? Break out the Nordic walking poles and make like I'm skiing without the snow or skis...lol!

Couple of Nordic walking clips if anyone is curious to know more:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
8e7SvftztRg
www.youtube.com/watch?v=
_3VIVlYNIv4


Had such a wonderful time! Really getting the hang of this Nordic walking and feeling the benefit up in my shoulders and upper back! Beautiful sunshiney day and worked up a nice sweat, wishing I hadn't worn my coat...! Unzipped it at least...! Kicked it up a notch here and there and even started jogging along with the poles. I keep getting *impatient* with this "walking" business...may make a runner out of myself yet! :-)

Well, off to bed, guarding my sleep...keep SPARKING out there everyone!

Don
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SVELTINGTON 2/5/2010 12:21PM

    Wow! Great clip. Do I use the same muscles when I use my Nordic Track ski machine? emoticon

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TRAINOF4 2/5/2010 1:08AM

    Yaaay You! And good for you for wearing your jacket & only unzipping it when you were hot (and not removing the jacket altogether). Hypothermia is NO JOKE! emoticon

Maybe you'll get some of the snow we're expecting over the next 36 hrs. Then you can get some xcountry skiing in, too. emoticon

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GETDONE 2/4/2010 7:01PM

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PUDDLE_JUMPER 2/1/2010 7:16PM

    Glad you got out and enjoyed the sunshine! I took a walk too! It was beautiful but a bit chilly! You must have been really moving to unzip! Way to go!

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_VALEO_ 2/1/2010 2:40PM

    emoticon nordic walker buddy! I love my poles too!
Great video, but I don't have the same down hill technique than him.

I wrote a blog about it, if you're interested in: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p
ublic_journal_individual.asp?bl
og_id=2467823

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USARUNNERGIRL 2/1/2010 11:33AM

    Ahh bummer that you couldn't ski. Your walk/run sounds like fun. I know how you feel, sometimes I just need to break into a run now days. Maybe you will become a runner yet.

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DAYHIKER 2/1/2010 9:57AM

    emoticon I hope you get enough snow for cross country skiing before winter is over! The Nordic walking is great exercise, too, and lots of fun! Except for the socialism I'd love living in Switzerland where trekking poles and backpacks are EVERYWHERE! emoticon

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MAMAFISH1 2/1/2010 8:21AM

    Sounds like you had a good time, glad you enjoyed yourself.

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FERRETLOVER1 2/1/2010 7:57AM

    Hey, they ain't nothin' wrong with walkin', Don! It's great exercise, too.

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KIKICANADIAN 2/1/2010 7:03AM

    Sounds like fun...but brrrrrrr to cold to be out there right now. It's Feb don't you know...lol



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FRECKS96 2/1/2010 5:43AM

    Sounds great! It really was beautiful yesterday, glad you got to enjoy it.

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COLOURFULME 2/1/2010 4:24AM

    Nordic walking is what I do also in summer.
I love it. In my case it doesn't make me go faster but I burn more calories then just with walking. It's ofcourse because of the active arm movement.

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XENA1956 1/31/2010 11:53PM

    Loved watching the video. Maybe I will buy some of these in the near future. Thanks for the links! Teri

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JCORYCMA 1/31/2010 11:35PM

    I'm envious of your lovely outdoor pole walking! When I get over this latest round of stuff, I'm going to head out on a sunny day and enjoy the beautiful snow with a nice long walk!
You live in New York? Anywhere around Newburg? We used to live there and I loved the winter. You'd get these big wet blanket snows but the mountains blocked out that vicious wind. The prairie winds in Iowa are notorious! My hubby's job transferred him back to Iowa but I'd love to go back and visit that beautiful Hudson river valley again!
Joanne

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SUZIAND 1/31/2010 11:06PM

    Sounds heavenly, Don!
I've read about pole-walking and have been interested in it. I'm no where near being a runner or even jogger...but sometimes walking isn't enough! I might have to check out some poles!

Have a good week, Don!


Suz : )

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L*I*T*A* 1/31/2010 10:58PM

    sounds like you really enjoyed your pole walking.........i love it and will start again once the dr's give the ok so for now in the pool.............have a great week...........blessings and hugs..............lita

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