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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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ASTARSIA 1/29/2011 8:59AM

    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.... ]

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SUZANNE0606 1/24/2011 11:49PM

    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!!

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SANDY6583 1/24/2011 2:03PM

    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.

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MRE1956 1/24/2011 10:59AM

    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......


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