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it's NOT crazy to exercise when it is cold


Friday, January 18, 2013

I used to drive around and see people exercising when it was cold out. I always thought they were crazy. Seriously- why would you walk or run outside and have to wear a coat or sweatshirt, earmuffs and gloves when you could do it inside and not have to wear all that extra stuff?
I know now- it is invigorating! Working out outside is a different feeling an makes me feel energized. I am not sure if it is because of the fresh air or communing with nature but it is wonderful and satisfying.

I walked yesterday. not sure if it was over 30 degrees or not but it wasn't bad after I got going. I walked around the lake- not sure if that is such a good idea because it is mostly dirt trail and so it was a little muddy in spots.

I tend to trip over uneven pavement or slip on wet surfaces so I have to watch where I am going but enjoyed the fresh air_ and boy I did sleep good!
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MAYBER 1/19/2013 9:44PM

    Like to walk outdoors but the temp has to be in the 30's our dogs enjoy it too
and agree that really have to watch where you step many people do not shovel the walks or put out sand or pet safety melt lots do put out salt but that is hard on the dogs paws so carry a wet cloth with to wipe them
Enjoy you time outside
One day at a time
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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 1/19/2013 1:00PM

    You are emoticon I tend to hibernate in the cold weather as my walking course is at the Marina where it is even colder. Maybe I should locate a new walking course and get invigorated like you.
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JPONCIN 1/19/2013 7:55AM

    I love exercising outside, even when it gets cold. I'm glad you enjoyed it too! :)

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LE7_1234 1/19/2013 5:25AM

    emoticon

(If you look at it the right way, that's a scarf, not the finish line! LOL!)

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MJ7DM33 1/19/2013 12:51AM

  It really is a wonderful experience! I luv it! emoticon

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TUBJUMPER 1/18/2013 9:27PM

    emoticon I was out at 6:30 a.m. today in 18 degree weather and loved it. My 9 y/o DD went also.

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SUNSHINE99999 1/18/2013 9:00PM

  I enjoy the coolness of the fresh air too.

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