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Snow Dancing...!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Loving my snow shoveling during our likely last blast of winter here in upstate New York! Listening to my mp3 player and buzzing back and forth over our driveway, whirling on the turnarounds...getting it done even more quickly than our neighbor with the snow blower!

Had fun with "Hot Fun In The Summertime"...like a beach party in the snow...lol! This was Manhattan Transfer's version with Chaka Khan guesting and steaming it up...nice nod to Sly Stone...which is also tucked away on ye olde mp3 player also.

Loving Spoonful's "Do You Believe In Magic" was another. One of my VERY favorite songs by Brasilian artist Ivan Lins, "She Walks This Earth" with all the energizing percussion and driving beat...WONDERFUL song!

Lyrics here:

www.stingetc.com/lyrics/
shewalks.shtml


Unfortunately YouTube doesn't have Lin's version but a very respectable one performed by Sting on a tribute album to Lins:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
6-WomcJEesY


Another great tune from Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine, "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
eteIo7ohkok


How can one NOT dance...? :-)

Great day for being on the MOVE! An hour each for both rounds of shoveling, 35 mins. on treadmill 5 mph, 10 incline, 2.9 miles, an hour of Wii bowling while messing around with the balance board in between bowls and a 30 min. strength training with dumb bells and resistance bands.

Not bad for a grown up snow day, eh...?

Don

ps...dreaming of yet one MORE snow day tomorrow...please...?!?!

pps...did anyone catch the Nordic Combined event...? I was EXHAUSTED just WATCHING them going it! Such a FULL BODY sport! Whew!
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AMETHYST0809 2/26/2010 12:07PM

    Music makes any task better, doesn't it? I have a whole bunch of songs on my mp3 that can get me going, even "weird" stuff like the BackStreet Boys! I love watching the Olympics..makes me feel like I am working out vicariously! emoticon Here's a virtual cupcake for you Don, for motivating us all!

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RAINBOWFALLS 2/26/2010 11:25AM

    I too love my music. I was so frustrated with my low mowing last year that my husband bought me noise cancellation head phones for Christmas. I can't wait to mow the lawn. I do like to shovel, but have to take it easy because of a slight back problem that I'm going to a physical therapist to work out. I was afraid my Dance class would cause further problems, but between that and the little snow shoveling I did do I am just suffering from some sore muscles.

Your workout schedule made me exhausted thinking about. I can't wait to get to that level. My current goals are to add more exercise slowly.

Keep up the good work and keep us motivated!



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FERRETLOVER1 2/26/2010 10:12AM

    Boy, you sure had fun shoveling snow! Music can make any chore easier, can't it. I love "Do You Believe In Magic", too. Great song. Oooh, and "Rhthym is Gonna Get You" - another favorite! Both are great to perk you up.

I just can't believe human bodies can do the things they do in the Nordic combined event (or most of the other Olympic events, actually!) It just doesn't seem possible that the human body can contort itself in those ways.

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JCORYCMA 2/26/2010 12:02AM

    Yes I saw the Nordic event and actually thought of you! I like your taste in music and if anyone can make snow sound exciting it's you! Thanks for your continual positive attitude -- it makes sparking fun!
Joanne emoticon (wrong skiing I know but hey - it's in the snow :))

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