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Defeat cabin fever

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Today I had enough of being inside. I love working out, but I can only take so much of running on the dreadmill and on the track inside. We still had about 3" of snow on the ground and got another 6" today. I decided to stop complaining and just get out in it! I purchased some ice cleats and put them on a pair of running shoes I was going to retire (they have about 350 miles on them). It was about 15 degrees F, so I layered, put plastic bags over my socks (old school style), laced up the running shoes with cleats and headed out in the snow! It was a blast! I only went 2 miles because I didn't want to overdo it the first time out in cleats (I didn't want a silly injury from doing something crazy). It was exhilarating and I will be doing it again!

Moral of the story, stop complaining about it, and just get out in it! (You don't have to run, take a walk, shovel, play, enjoy!) Do I love the snow now? no..but I won't use it as an excuse not to get out and enjoy doing something outside.
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    Sandy one day i'm going to visit you in Missouri and it will be in winter.. so i can play in the snow and watch you go for runs in your John Cleats. [okay so maybe john cleat had nothing to do with it, but... when you say cleat i think of him.... ]

    2606 days ago
  • SUZANNE0606
    Dreadmill - I love it!!!! HAAAAAAA

    Love your homemade waterproof ice/snow shoes!!! I'm so happy for you that you were able to get out for a while. Me? I use the treadmill everyday (it's not a dreadmill because I bring my laptop in and watch shows) and would not enjoy going out like you did!!! Glad you found a way around having to stay in!!
    2610 days ago
  • SANDY6583
    I'm not saying it is for everyone. I am always cold and don't like getting out in it, but I had had enough of being inside. I've run in 6 degrees without the windchill before (that is about my limit) and it is tough, but it makes it more challenging. If the wind is blowing and it's just too dangerous, I wouldn't attempt it either.
    2611 days ago
  • MRE1956
    That's all well and good, but if one has low tolerance for cold (and it is BITTERLY cold where I'm from right now), it's much easier said than done......

    2611 days ago
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