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Cold Weather Blues

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The wind chill was -17 degrees today. Yikes! That is nose-sticking weather (when you blow your nose your nostrils stick together). So, instead of three long walks with Cooper today, we are taking four really short walks. I had to pick him up and scrape the ice out from between his toe pads on two of our walks. I also took a short walk without him. It is just too cold out there for me. When we come back in all Cooper wants to do is curl up in my lap, or crawl up under my sweatshirt and snuggle into the warmth of my chest.

I haven't had to turn my heat back on yet, though. I guess that tells you how hot everyone else in my building keeps their apartments! I am really liking living on the third floor... it cuts way down on my heating bill, especially compared to when I lived in the basement.

I definitely pulled something in my groin yesterday, so I am taking the rest of the week off from the gym, and sticking with walking, rowing, and light ST that I can so at home. I might go snowshoeing on Saturday, but only if the tenderness is gone. It will be good conditions for snowshoeing though, so I am hoping it has healed a bit by Saturday.

I canceled my lunch date today due to the weather, and my dad drove me to my appointment this afternoon, as well as to the grocery store to pick up a few things. I was just as happy to let him drive. The roads are icy and quite slippery, and it is his truck... if there is an accident while he is driving I won'y feel as guilty as if I would if I were driving.

So, my challenge from Sparkcoach today was to eat on a schedule. I already tend to do that. The only difference is that on days I go to the gym I eat half my lunch before I go and half (the protein rich part) when I get home again. I tend to eat fairly lightly in the mornings, so I don't feel bogged down and sluggish when I go to the gym. I also schedule a snack before bed, so I don't waking up starving in the middle of the night and do some mindless snacking.

Well, this weather is supposed to get worse before it gets better, with winds, cpld temps and more snow through tomorrow, so Cooper and I will be doing short walks again tomorrow. Stay warm and safe everyone! (Frostbite is a bad thing.)
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SHARON10002 1/27/2013 11:17PM

    -17! That's downright frigid! Hope it's warmed up some since then. We had a cold streak here this past week. Nighttime lows into the teens. Hope you and Cooper are both staying warm and doing well.

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DOGLADY13 1/23/2013 10:36PM

    I hear you about the cold. Single digits here in MA. I wore a skirt to work today. What was I thinking?

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KARIDIAN1 1/23/2013 9:49PM

    Super cold here in MN too. Supposed to get in the 30's later this week. Will feel like a heat wave.

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OPTIMIST1948 1/23/2013 8:33PM

    I used to live in a building with a bunch of little old ladies....I never needed to turn the heat on! The leakage kept me warm!

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SASSI_SPRING 1/23/2013 2:03PM

    Stay warm. I remember living on the 3rd floor and had low heating bill in the winter, compared to those below me, it was great. Now I'm on the 1st floor, so I'm sure I heat up the 2nd floor quite well. ~laughing~ As for your dog, I remember holding my dog's paws in my mittens, to help warm them up and the ice would melt off. He was a cocker spaniel, so the ice chunks would get stuck on the "feathers." Hope you and Cooper stay warm through it all and good that you still got out, despite the cold.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/23/2013 12:53PM

    Sounds like you've got thing under control. Poor Cooper - will he wear booties?

Good luck with the muscle pull - I hope you are able to go Saturday.

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FARRAH511 1/23/2013 9:52AM

    What can I tell you, I saw in the news this morning that you'll have bad weather today too... Hope you can stay warm!

- Farrah

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COCK-ROBIN 1/22/2013 11:12PM

    You have a great day as well, Leslie!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/22/2013 11:12PM

    You have a great day as well, Leslie!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/22/2013 11:12PM

    You have a great day as well, Leslie!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 1/22/2013 10:43PM

    Take care of that pull...

And don't rush to get back onto it before it's healed. Those repetitive stress injuries can be really persistent and painful!

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JOYFULJUDYLYNN 1/22/2013 9:41PM

    BRRRRR!

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ANNIE1114 1/22/2013 8:08PM

  Sounds like you have some snow along with the cold.

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I_WILL_ROCK_125 1/22/2013 7:00PM

    Stay warm. emoticon

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ANGRITTER 1/22/2013 6:56PM

    You blog does nothing to ease the worry of my parents hauling a car trailer up there!!! Now I am worried!

But please be careful! And poor Cooper! Does he have little puppy booties? If not, you know what to get him for his birthday!

And YAY for being on the 3rd floor. Enjoy the free heat!

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LIVINGFREE19 1/22/2013 6:28PM

    It definitely is too cold to take poor Cooer too far with this weather.

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SPRINGBABY80 1/22/2013 5:55PM

  Thanks, and I hope you feel better as well.

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