Monday, February 18, 2013
This is a late post from last week. Since I'm not a blogger by nature I will write about that experience. I live in MN. and we have had snow and rain. I like to walk with my dog Leo. It has been a challenge since the rain made the sidewalks slick 7 slippery ~ frozen like an ice skating rink.
I remember living in MO. and knowing a husband who lifted weights (lots of muscle) yet his wife shoveled the driveway. I always thought what is the purpose of being in shape unless you use it. So, on this Wed. instead of going to my cycle class, I choose to work on my sidewalk. It was hard work breaking up the ice. It took over an hour, and I succeeded in having a clear sidewalk except for one area where the ice was 4 inches thick. (My dear husband, who works out and uses his muscles, took care of that area.)
I ate lunched and then decided I still needed to have my daily walk. When I went walking I decide to use a walking stick so if I hit an area that was still icy I would not fall. I developed quite the rhythm with the leash in my left and the stick in my right. I may use the walking stick as my new support, no excuse, for winter walking!