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Winter exercise

Thursday, January 16, 2014

I had planned to go to indoor morning swimming yesterday early but looking outside made me realise I needed to do some shoveling. Walked doggy in the woods first - I am as I have told before not a winter fan, and one of the reasons is that snow makes it hard to walk in the woods. And with all the snow that is coming down now it will not be long before they prepare ski tracks in "my" running track and then I can´t use that for walking at all until spring. And skiing is out of the question, haven´t been on a pair for thirty years and it is not thinkable to exercise without doggy being able to come along so ...not good.

But I still think snow is preferable to cold. We have -4 C right now, that is a sort of nice tempereture - especially if you compare it to the - 15-20 we often have in january, february.

Anyway - to showel my path and driveway takes about 30 minutes and I had to do that again in the afternnon when I came home - and this morning my garden christmas decoration lights looks like this:

so there will be another 30 minutes of shoveling this morning I don´t know if we will be able to walk in the woods at all, it is probably 4-5 dm snow out there and this will be a problem for doggy, he is not that big..

January 16.... it is a long time to endure yet...
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  • DSJB9999
    We have to adapt our 'exercises' - any movement is good!

    1495 days ago
  • 1SALMON1
    March 20th is first day of spring - two months to go,,,
    1496 days ago
    Hey MeddyPeddy - perhaps we should start our countdown for spring ? emoticon
    1499 days ago
    Well all that shoveling is certainly exercise. Although it's not the preferred kind, nor is it back-friendly. I've been doing lots myself, sometimes twice a day as well. We have received nearly 7 ft of snow so far, just received 10 inches Tuesday night into Wednesday.

    The older I get, and living alone in a house with a big driveway, I'm not a fan of Winter either. The snow doesn't wait until Dec 21st (1st official day of Winter).

    1499 days ago
    emoticon Make a snowman and send a picture. emoticon
    1500 days ago
    Must say I do not miss the Swedish winters at all, still it is a beautiful time of the year.
    I hope yours will be an easy one with less snow to shovel. emoticon
    1500 days ago
    I do not miss the snowy winters we had when I lived up North. We have winter in KY and occasional snow but nothing like you are having. Life is easier here and we still have the seasons. Be careful and stay warm. emoticon
    1500 days ago
    At the end of this month or the beginning of next I have to go back to upstate New York; they get what's known as "lake-effect snow." Because of the huge amounts of moisture drawn up by the atmosphere as the wind currents come across the Great Lakes that area is prone to a vast quantity of precipitation. Boy, are they ever. They're in the midst of January thaw right now, so the snow is down to a thin ground covering, but in December and earlier this month, they were hammered with 80" in less than two days.

    This is a long-winded way of saying - snow? Yes, I hear you about snow.
    1500 days ago
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