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The Need For Speed

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

"If everything is under control, you are going too slow" Mario Andretti

Life should leave you feeling a little breathless. You should often feel like you are trying to balance on a sheet of ice. Some days you should even feel a little out of sorts.

Yesterday at work I felt calm and steady. I marveled at how easy my day was . No excitement or adventure. Unfortunately I am on a point system and you guessed calm unrushed me did not make my points, Today I feel that need for urgency back and I should be able to make my points and beyond that.

When I got home from work I grabbed the dog and headed out even though there was 4 inches of snow on the ground and more falling. The ground was a little slippery under my feet. I felt a little off balance, a little off kilter . I was sick of playing it safe. I was sick of missing my workouts . So I picked up the pace but also had my mind on caution.

Cars that passed by me had a look of aw and wonder. Why was I walking when I could be warm and safe inside?. When I returned my own husband asked if my trek outside in the cold was really worth it.

All I can say is Oh My God YES!!!!! I got a great workout in. It is extra hard walking in snow plus dragging a dog around. When you workout in the cold your body has to try to fight to stay warm so you burn more calories. But more importantly I DID IT. I feel accomplished , invigorated , and fulfilled. My muscles are singing this morning . Mission accomplished .

Note to spark people tracker division you need to add walking in snow to your workout list.!!!

So from now on I am not taking things slow and easy I want to feel the rush, the adrenaline . I want to feel the need to go for it. To challenge myself. How about you?
Hugs , Love and Healthy Living
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2BDYNAMIC 2/8/2014 9:15AM

    emoticon .......... good words!

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SUCCESS68 2/6/2014 11:21AM

    I am so getting it now!!!

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SUCCESS68 2/6/2014 11:20AM

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TOKIEMOON 2/4/2014 4:32PM

    You're unstoppable Girl! emoticon emoticon

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JACKIE542 2/4/2014 12:23PM

    Good job. I am challenging myself to walk faster, no snow here, but cold. You are emoticon

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LOVINGKATE 2/4/2014 12:08PM

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Also makes you feel GREAT!! Snow is hard to walk in but it can be done. A little thing called Yaktrax or Yaktrox . Keeps you better grounded when walking. Enjoy your today. emoticon

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WORKNPROGRESS49 2/4/2014 9:50AM

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RACEWELLWON 2/4/2014 9:43AM

    emoticon awesome Jo !! Hugs K

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MEXGAL1 2/4/2014 9:39AM

    Good for you! I too love that sense of accomplishment. It feels so good!
Have a great day.

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SIEGRID 2/4/2014 9:34AM

    I love walking in the snow with my dog. I usually take her out on the horsetrails. And if you are dressed properly, you can handle the cold.

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FRANNIEDID 2/4/2014 9:19AM

    You go girl!

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KAYOTIC 2/4/2014 8:59AM

    Nice, walking in those conditions does feel accomplished! emoticon

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PURPLEBEAR1963 2/4/2014 8:28AM

I do it 2-4 times a week; you're feeling and control under your feet is more cautious -
which also makes you use some different muscles - 'almost' like walking in sand :)
Very invigorating!
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LOVESLIFE48 2/4/2014 7:24AM

    Love it!! emoticon

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MSLZZY 2/4/2014 6:44AM

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Living in the fast lane! I was wondering who else
shared my zest for life. That was YOU!
Have a great Tuesday and let's do it again! HUGS!

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DAISY443 2/4/2014 6:08AM

    I lived most of my life on that adrenalin rush, now, I am happily retired and have tuned down that need for the rush a great deal. For me, this is good! Great blog, as usual!

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NEW-CAZ 2/4/2014 5:50AM

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DRLMAZ 2/4/2014 5:30AM

  Thanks for sharing

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