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NOKOMIS57 - hope the flood alert has passed and that you are 'dry'!

Nordic walked today with a fellow poler from Meetup - we did just over 5 km in 75 mins - a little slow but the birds were singing and we were chatting to catch up - she and her husband are Snowbirds and just got back from Florida and I haven't seen her since before Christmas.. We then went to Starbucks for coffee and sat on the patio - with coats zipped up but the sun felt soooo good.

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My band is the Missisquoi Abenaki, on the banks of the Missisquoi River in Vermont, the meaning of the name is also up for debate. Some sources say it means the river of grassy banks or something. Right now we are on flood alert so finding a place to walk or hike is not easy!

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Hi NOKOMIS57
You are correct - Mississauga is on the shores of Lake Ontario - a 'suburb' west of the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The name of the City also has a native association - although not all sources agree, the most popular one states:
The Mississauga are a subtribe of the Anishinaabe-speaking First Nations people located in southern Ontario, Canada. They are closely related to the Ojibwa. The name "Mississauga" comes from the Anishinaabe word Misi-zaagiing, meaning "[Those at the] Great River-mouth."


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Very cool, waban is the word for white in my abenaki language, so I am assuming that you are near the great Lakes or Ojibway area?

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Walked last evening with the Nordic Walking Meetup group - we walked around a man-made lake called Aquataine One circle of the lake is just under 1.5 km so we did three circuits in the hour and then 10 mins of stretching. The route also has a number of 'workout stations' - for legs, arms, chin ups, etc. This trail is very popular for walkers, bikers, inline skaters, boards, etc.

Lake Aquataine and Lake Wabukayne (native for White Snow) were constructed as storm water management ponds in the 1970's and are connected by a trail. Once around each lake and the trail between is just over 6 km. The trails are flanked by houses, condos and apartments, and goes thru/by several schools and playing fields but there is sufficient 'wild life' to keep my naturalist's interest intact.



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Hi All, Sunday I walked seven miles with my Meet up group, we visited lambs and sheep it was a glorious sunny day emoticon

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Love to read about all the neat things people are doing. So good to exercise outside.

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I walked with my Nordic poles today. The first 'real day of spring' here in southern Ontario. I walked the Glen Erin Trail for a total of almost five km. The birds were singing - especially the Northern Cardinals and American Robins. The dogs out for a stroll looked like they were really enjoying it too. There are still places where some snow drifts remain - under the evergreens.

I feel good!!!!

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My knees have been bothering me as I get used to new shoes and insoles. But I'll be up and poling again soon!

WTG on all your adventures!

Blessings, Michelle

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For this week I went for a hike Wednesday at Indian Brook Resevoir with microspikes with the group, bright sun and snow. We went 2.75 miles along the trail.

The next day we went to a place called Sunny Hollow Recreational Area which was another 3 miles. The trails were coded blue, green, and red for diffaculty. I never knew this place existed and it was less than three miles from house.

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Awesome! Whenever I see someone older than me "doing" it, feel there is hope for me also.

I lived on the Big Island of HI for seven years. Got to go to the finish line for the last few hours of the Ironman Triathlon for most of those seven years. The race started for the athletes at 7am. They had cut-off times for swim and bike. The marathon & Triathlon cut off time was midnight. There were so many people in 60's, 70's, and some 80's that finished. They were INSPIRATIONAL.

Glad you had a good time & got to use your poles.

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this week end I went for my very first hike with the Green Mountain Club at Snake Mountain. I used my trekking poles and microspikes. The hike leader was a woman who was 86 years old! She wasn't fast but she was steady! I was amazed that she could climb up and down the ice and slush w one ski pole and micro spikes with out falling down, my new role model dot, it was a three hour hike. emoticon

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I discovered Meetup in 2007. It's been a great way to connect with other people to kayak with. Wish there were a Nordic walking group in Central FL but not at the moment.

I'm a member of a local Florida Trail Association (Florida Trail is a state wide thru hiking trail). Since we started posting events on Meetup.com, the attendance has skyrocketed. A lot of the people who show up eventually join the state org.

I do love Meetup.

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EILEENV3 - sorry for the delay in answering your question re Meetup.com groups. Yes - we have lots of them. In normal weather (when not frigidly cold and windy, and when I am not working a temp position) I walk with a Meetup group in the mornings. Meet at 8:30 at a nearby community centre and walk for one hour - usually approx. 5 km. I also joined a Nordic walking group - usually walk on Saturday mornings (and Wednesday evenings - occasionally I will walk then).

These groups great especially for company to walk with. I have met some really great people and made some new friends. Just look up (Google) Meetup and your own or city/town. If you want to start one the cost is about $100 per year and the software is reasonably easy to work with.

-audrey
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Yes I always use poles for snowshoeing and when I take the microspikes, because its' icy and uneven ground. I use cork trecking poles. some people don't but I am top heavy and need all the help I can get!!!

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Do you use any type of poles when you snowshoe? I left NH in 1994. It's been so long since I went snowshoeing that I can't remember if poles were involved. I skied at the time so would have used ski poles.

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yes it was cold and windy, we sometimes sunk quite deeply into the snow, I should have worn gaiters! two hours for this heavy 57 chevy! emoticon

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I love Meetup.com. It's such a great way to connect with other people. AEO_SUNSHINE does Meetup.com have groups in Canada?

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I don't like cold at all so I feel for you. When I lived in NH (and was a lot younger). I couldn't go for walks if it was less than 10 degrees F. My face couldn't handle it. I tried all kinds of hats & masks & other but they didn't help. We got into snowshoeing only a year before we moved. That might have made a difference. Now I live in Florida and complain if it gets below 60. When I lived in Hawaii, I couldn't handle below 70.



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This afternoon I am going either snowshoeing or using the microspikes with my meetup group

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I, also, have not been out in ages due to the weather - and today here in southern Ontario it is below 20 C when the wind chill is factored in. Hopefully spring will come ........soon!



-audrey
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I haven't had a chance to get out much at all. The weather in Northern Vermont has been unseasonably cold. We even cancelled snow shoeing!

I hope the weather lets up as the Green Mountain Club has some easy hikes planned and God knows I need to start up again! emoticon

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Went for a hike yesterday. For Florida, it was "moderate to strenuous". It was in an area that used to be a phosphate mine. The mining created hills from the tailings and lakes from the digging. It's a great recreational area. Our local chapter of the Florida Trail Association has created and maintains miles of trails in the area. The lakes are favorite fishing spots. There are so many birds in the area. I enjoy kayaking in one section of birds.

Trying to condition for a major hike in mountain area of Georgia in a couple of months. For that weekend will need to use a backpack. Took the backpack yesterday so only used one hiking pole. I found out the hard way that Nordic poles & backpacks make for very sore shoulder area. I did a 5-1/2 hour hike with poles & pack.

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Thank you!

Yesterday I went for a hike using the poles and my new microspikes, mini crampons, they were wonderful, I could climb up sheer ice with these on and not worry about slipping!

About 15 of us went with my 50 plus outdoor group (meetup.com) It was only 15 degrees but before long we were peeling off clothes. We walked a three mile hilly loop around Colchester Pond and were out for an hour and 45 minutes emoticon

Edited by: NOKOMIS57 at: 3/3/2014 (07:43)
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NOKOMIS57, that sounds like a fun adventure! Some of my friends and I have been talking about snowshoeing for ages, but we never seem to get enough snow. We could drive a little distance to the mountains, but we'd almost have to make a weekend of it.

I had a great last polewalk on the beach in Florida about ten days ago. Forgot to come here and post. I got up for the 6:30 am group walk followed by breakfast, even though it was the day of my return flight to Germany. It was just a matter of getting my packing done early enough that the morning wouldn't be too hectic. I just kept reminding myself how good it would feel, and how good it would be for me to get some exercise in before sitting on a plane for 14 hours. I think it relaxed me because I actually got a little sleep on the flight. I don't usually sleep well in a sitting position.

Now, I'm just about over the jet lag, and getting home before it gets dark now that spring is on the way. So no more excuses - I'll be walking this week!

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I went foor a full moon snow shoe trek, for about an hour

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Went for a great walk Wednesday morning - the beach conditions were perfect, the weather balmy and we even got a dolphin show along the way.

Blessings, Michelle

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Nordic walking today - around 5 km - sunny and breezy. The snow we got a couple of days ago was icy and slushy so it was slow going but it was great to get outside.

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Nordic walking today - 5.27 km - it is a sunny day with temps just below freezing and very little wind - hope this continues so that I can get back into my daily walking routine.

-audrey
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Walked with my poles today - 2.87 km and about 40 min - first time in such a long long time - temperatures were good and it was sunny! Trail/sidewalk bare of snow for the most part but then there were patches of packed down snow which felt more like walking in sand as it was squishy and sort of slid with each step - not the easiest walking,

Also shovelled a covering of snow from last night's snow flurries - my driveway and also that of two of my neighbours who need help with this task. This task got entered in fitness tracking!

Michelle - hope you get lots of poling in while you are in Florida.


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Woohoo, Audrey!

I'm in Florida and have taken a couple of nice walks but haven't made it to the beach for pole-walking yet. Looking forward to the meetup on Wednesday.

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Walked today!!!!!!!! for the first time in many, many weeks I went out a walked for an hour covering 4.7 km (usually do 5 km in an hour) on one of the neighbourhood trails. The temps were just around freezing and the trail had been plowed - a few areas of ice but mostly great walking. Wish I had taken my poles - but at least I was out there!

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Out early this morning (Saturday) to replenish my 'health fruit/veggie' supply. It started to snow at about 10:00 and kept on snowing all day. As the snow covers up any icy spots on the path I decided to do some house cleaning instead of walking. Oh, yes, then there was the snow shovelling. I shovelled my driveway/walk, and those of two of my neighbours so I had an hour of exercise. The snow was heavy because it was very wet. The precipitation has changed to rain - which does not need shovelling but hopefully it will not freeze or it may really be dangerous out there tomorrow.

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I was wonderful to get out and walk today. Our snow and ice are pretty much melted and the temps were in the high 59's.

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It has been sooooo loooong since I have been walking (with or without poles). Weather has prohibited walking - temps really cold with windchill, ice, sleet, rain, snow have caused local trails and sidewalks to be dangerous This weekend weather is supposed to be good with temps in the single digits (but still minus!) so a long walk is possible. So looking forward to it!

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Walked with my friend the afternoon - the same one-hour+ route as last Sunday but going the other direction. It turned out to be a sunny afternoon, so we got a bit of vitamin D along with our exercise! But came home with very muddy shoes.

I'm officially on vacation, so hope to get another tour or two in before I fly to Florida on Thursday!
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Understand re the "funny" part.
If my grandchildren hadn't been in Virginia, we would have bought property in the Rockport (Corpus Christie) area. We were living in an RV at the time but I needed a permanent home. To both my husband & I "cold" & "snow" are four letter words so ended up in Florida.

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No, not Florida- South Texas, on the Gulf. I can walk to the water in about 10 minutes from my house, it's along a busy road, but there's a couple parks with walking trails. I've never seen anyone using walking poles so I felt kind of funny when I did walk with them last year. Guess I'll just have to get over that, huh?

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Sounds like you live in a "warmer" climate. I live in Central FL. Anywhere near you?

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Hi. I kind of forgot about my walking poles until I cleaned out my sewing closet. There they were- shoved in a corner. I've been wanting to go walking, but just haven't, so now I can call it my New Years Goal- to use my walking poles! I will go back through the tips and techniques forum and get prepared for walking once it's not freezing outside. - It's suppose to be in the 70s in a few days, but today it's freezing, raining, windy.

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Thank you for responding. Not sure I was clear in my explanation.
My Leki poles are regular hiking poles with regular straps. I picked up a Nordic tips to switch out for the regular hiking tips. The regular Nordic poles I had borrowed a few years ago had a quick release system for the hand grips. The grips themselves were different than hiking grips.
Neither my Chiropractor or Massage Therapist do Nordic walking so don't have an answer.
Last week, I did about 20 minutes with my Leki hiking stick (Nordic tips). It was more comfortable than I expected. I had planned to drop poles right away if didn't feel right. I'm still leary about doing more than 20 to 30 min at this time.


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Evelyn, I don't know how to answer that question. I think you're saying that the poles you have now have the Leki grip which is like a half-glove. That's different from the simple loop that most trekking poles have. I don't know which would be "healthier" if you're suffering from tendonitis. Maybe something to check with your doctor or physical therapist about. I hope you're able to use your poles pain-free soon!


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This is a copy of the post I put on the tech forum but it's important. Hope someone can help. Thank you!
This is my first post to this team. Years ago, I had a chance to do a 5-12 hour Nordic Walk in a natural area. I live in Florida so it was flat but terrain included sugar sand and uneven ground. It was through a Meetup.com group. A couple was visiting from England. They provided the poles & instruction. What I liked about the poles were the quick release system. I could unhook without swinging my poles around.
I didn't get a chance to keep up with it but a year or so later, I picked up a pair of Leki adjustable walking sticks. They have spring suspension. I got them by paying extra to the American Hiking Society. Last year I picked up a pair of Nordic tips for them. I have used them a bit for walks around our subdivision.
A couple of months ago, I started having trouble with tendonitis in a wrist. I stopped using the poles until today. It seems like using them are doable. The straps are regular walking straps.
MY QUESTION: Giving I do have wrist issues, would the regular Nordic Track poles with the quick release wrist system have any benefit. I own the poles I have now and am hesitant to spend money on other but I have been doing various things to accommodate my wrist but still stay active.
Any advice will be appreciated. Thank you!

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Worked Tuesday - Friday (reception when a company is short staffed). Went out on Saturday afternoon and walked 4.77 km - the trail near home was mostly bare and wet but covered in 'rock salt' that is spread to melt the ice. Also shovelled three driveways of a skim of snow and then spend time trying to clear the ice buildup at the end of my driveway (success - no more ice dam).

Today was -11 C with blowing snow (white outs in some areas just north of here) so I did little jobs around the house.

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Audrey, it sounds like PEACHESAUSSIE did just that! Now, that's a dedicated polewalker! I don't have room in my apartment for that, I'm afraid! Walking in place, or a couple steps forward and back is all I can do.
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Walked today with my Meetup group - but indoors at the local mall. Ice storm, snow, cold and now a January thaw with freezing temps at night! Streets and trails are a mess and too risky to walk.

Did not use poles - does anyone walk indoors with poles?????

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I was rainy today so I did a 4 mile WATP video. emoticon

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It's so cold now that I put the rubber tips on and tried 15 min inside. Will do another 15 later tonight I think. Sure isn't as much fun

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I've been using my poles more on the rural roads where I walk. It seems that the cars are more inclined to move over and give me space when those poles are "moving on down the road"!
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Yes, I do Leslie Sansone walking videos as well. I really enjoy them too! I have heard that the cold weather can cause the poles to collapse, but I have never had that happen yet and I've been walking in temperatures in the twenties. I know Exerstrider also has a pole that is one solid piece too! I'm sure the Leki poles are awesome as well! Do you have the Spark Tracker too? The only frustration I had was when doing the walking videos, my steps didn't get counted accurately. In fact, I had way less! But I still enjoy using it.

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I have both exerstrider poles (my first poles) and Leki Nordic poles. The problem with the exerstriders is that they collapse on me as soon as the weather is cool, and I can't use them for at least half of the year. That's why I got the Leki poles.

I'm an old lady, and I'm feeling daunted by the cold. But somebody mentioned indoor walking videos, so I went to YouTube and found both Leslie Sansone's vids and a bunch of other vids as well. Oh my goodness, do the two I've tried so far get me moving moving moving! I got a real workout, and the nice thing is that these walks can be done in a small space.

Ugh! I have to suit up and go outside in this cold, cold weather and shovel snow. Nobody else in this house is gonna do it. Later on a good neighbor may come by and help out in the parking area with his ATV with the little plow on the front, but the sidewalks on this corner lot are all mine.


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With at least six inches of snow since last night, don't think I'll get to walk this morning. I have been trying to not letter the weather deter me, but you have to exercise common sense too. I did slip and fall on a sneaky patch of ice last week, but so thankful I didn't get hurt. Btw, I have exerstrider poles and loved them so much I bought my husband some and he loves them too!

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I'm having trouble getting out to walk. Just too cold for an old lady...
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Good poles obvious DO help! I've gotten use to a mile now with shorter days if I'm in a lot of pain. I've gotten the mile to twenty minutes. How do you count that when they only go to a 24 min. mile with poles? Years ago I used to walk a 12-15 minute mile ... SP wouldn't know what to do ? How do you figure out what to enter?

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Oh my, good poles do make a difference!

It's cold out, and I've not wanted to go out. I did walk more last year, but somehow I don't feel well now, and the cold weather is getting to me.

Normally I walk both by myself and with my daughter. Normally I try to get in at least a half an hour a day.

I think another thing that is slowing me down in all the caregiving I have to do these days. I get depressed and burned out. Which is all the more reason for a vigorous walk, of course.
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What a great gift! It sounds like you've got your stride going already!

These days, I'm not doing much walking except on weekends. During the week, it's already getting dark when I get home from work. On Saturday and/or Sunday afternoon, I usually walk together with a friend if she has time, or alone. I live in a small town that has wooded trails on both sides of the valley that are unpaved and great for pole walking. I usually go for about an hour, sometimes a little less, sometimes longer.

With the holidays and all, it's been hard to find a time when my friend and I can get together. I used to walk with a group every Saturday and I miss that. The group just gradually got smaller over the years, but some of us still get together for an occasional walk or hike.
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Greetings to Everyone! My brother surprised me with Swix poles that are as light as air after using my discount trekking poles for so long. Today I got the package and went out walking. The glove/push that just happened felt like a locomotive was behind me. I was able to double my distance with my arms taking so much and yet it didn't feel like I was pushing. It was so strange. This is so much an absolute blessing and gift.

Do others walk by yourself? With others? I live very rural and will be walking with Peaches, my small Australian Shepherd. Do you walk daily? Every other day? How long do you walk?

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Now you've triggered a memory from years ago.

Sweetie and I were out in the car, and while the roads had been salted, everything else was covered with a coating of ice. The sun was bright, and everything sparkled like glass and diamonds. It was so very beautiful and so very memorable. I'm grateful for the memory of that beautiful day.
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Audrey - same to you. I remember ice storms like that from my childhood in the Chicago area. So beautiful! Will be walking on Saturday, weather permitting. Enjoying some down time this evening and tomorrow.

Happy First Day of Christmas, all - so glad there are 12!

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Seasons Greetings fellow Polers!

Walked yesterday - after freezing rain on Sunday, everything is covered in approx. 1/2 inch of ice. The sidewalks and my neighbourhood paths were mostly clear but covered in salt and sand so did not take my poles. The scenery was magical with bright sun on the ice against blue sky but it is also it is a little disconcerting to here the trees rattle and tinkle in the wind and then rain 'diamonds'. Branches are still covered and many are still in danger of coming down.

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Pfui! It was a lovely day, would have been good to walk, but I had too much to do...


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I took a look at your Spark Page and I see that you're in England, in the southwest. I gather that your weather there is not as cold as northeastern US. That way, snow would be a treat, rather than a cold and messy nuisance.
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We don't get snow very often so it's exciting when it does happen emoticon . Having said that, it's only good when you don't have to travel and can just have fun at home emoticon . I'm sure my view would be different if we had a lot and for long periods of time!


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You like snow?? Ewwww, I wish I could send you ours! I hate snow! But that's what I get for living in PA.


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I love snow emoticon but none here. We were supposed to have a really cold winter but nothing has happened yet!!


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Snow all over the place! No poles today!


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First time NW for 2 weeks. My instructor is back from his holiday so I was back walking with the group this morning. I was quite pleased it wasn't raining - I wasn't in the mood for bad weather today. Feeling very tired now emoticon


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Looks like I'll miss my weekend walking this time, too. We're having one of those days where it seems like a cloud has settled in the valley. It's not raining hard, but there are no signs of it letting up for the rest of the afternoon. I need to walk to the grocery store, but poles would get in the way of my shopping bags! Still no snow in sight, either!

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Oooh oooh, hearing about the cold weather in Canada reminds me of years and years ago when I was living in northern Maine. It was awfully cold, at times 20 below 0 Fahrenheit. The converter says that's -28.8888 Celsius. I had to go out in it and shovel the snow. I don't know if northern Maine is always that cold, but it was that cold back in January of 1963, and there was lots and lots and lots of snow that year.

Oddly enough I found it easier to deal with that hard dry cold than with the milder cold in Pennsylvania. We came home to PA to visit, and the damp cold around 32 Fahrenheit or 0 Celsius felt much more chilling and penetrating.

Maybe someone who lives in northern Maine can tell us if it's normally that cold, or if there was unusually cold weather in the early 1960's.


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No walking for me this week - poles or no poles. It has been very cold here in southern Ontario this week with temperatures below zero C but when wind chill is factored in the temps have ranged from minus 16 C to minus 22 C. This is very unusual for this area at this time of year - and it is not even officially winter yet!

There is a snow storm going to hit over night and tomorrow, Saturday, and I am supposed to be out all day doing the Christmas Bird Count - hope we don't get snowed out. It is supposed to be only about 7 C below. I will be doing some walking in search of birds to count.

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I was remembering, when I got my ExerStriders my wish was to use them while Mall Walking. If I went to the mall early in the day I was not in danger of tripping other people with my poles. But the floor was too smooth and the poles would just slide...


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Carollee, I hope you feel better soon! I know about that cold air and asthma combination, so do take care!

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I went for a hike using my nordic poles. I belong to an over 50 outdoor group and we go hiking, walking etc. So on Saturday we walked up to Silver Lake in Dunbar State Park, about a three mile walk. I had been sick recently so I had not been getting out for about a month. I have asthma so the cold air and the cough did not help my cause, Hopefully I am on the mend emoticon

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Thanks, Michelle, for the nice SparkGoodie! The sun has come out, and the temperature is just above freezing. I think I'll take a fifteen minute walk outside for now. Then I have to go to the store, and while I'm out I'll do a mall walk. I feel kind of crummy right now, but maybe getting some movement and exercise in will help me feel better.
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WTG, Audrey...I went caroling today so no walking, but maybe tomorrow, weather permitting!

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The 'poles' have had a good workout this week - poling friend and I walked 5.8 km along the Waterfront Trail in Port Credit this morning - grey and cold (-3 C) but very little wind so the walk was very pleasant.

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Bleagh! No walking for me, either Nordic or otherwise. I've been sick, and now it's all yucky and cold and rainy. It will turn to snow overnight. I'm on the way out of being sick, so I'm just going to have to grit my teeth and get walking, snow or not.


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Nordic walked this afternoon for 5.5 km - a neighbour and fellow Nordic walker called and despite walking also this morning I said yes ok. However, I don't seem to be able to enter this afternoon's walk in the Fitness Tracker - don't know why.


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Nordic walked today for just over an hour - 5.65 km. Did about 60% on quiet suburban streets and it was fun to check out all the festive decoration. Dull grey, damp day but the temp is above zero so it was pleasant walking.

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My NW instructor is on holiday so haven't been out with the group this week. Have been concentrating on other types of exercise plus a little R&R.




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WTG on your progress, 15Acres!

Laurance, we're having our first snow here as I type - big, flat flakes. Wondering what it's going to be like tomorrow!

I was actually out two days in a row with the poles and a friend - Saturday and Sunday. Got some good fitness minutes in for my team on a challenge for the week. And enjoyed the fall colors - which may soon be covered up with emoticon !?

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Went Nordic Walking with our local group this morning. We did a fitness test - I had improved since the last one so I was quite happy. It's starting to get cold - I think I need some gloves for next time. emoticon


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AAAAACCKKKK!!! Shame on me! I haven't walked for several days! For one thing my time is all cluttered, and for another thing it's COLD!


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11/16/13 4:44 P

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Walking today with poles and with a friend I haven't seen since before my trip. Good talk, good exercise...starting to get dark at the end around 5:10 PM. You sure can tell it's November!

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11/15/13 6:06 P

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It wasn't Nordic poles today, it was hiking poles, and a strenuous hike up a mountain, including climbing to the top over big fat boulders. Oh boy, hard, hard work, but satisfying.


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11/14/13 9:35 P

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It wasn't so cold today. I had a vigorous walk down the street to Curves.


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11/13/13 8:44 P

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Nordic walking again today - almost 4 km.

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11/13/13 4:29 P

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I kind of figured that would be the case. Since I am also a barefooter, I get "Where are your shoes?" as often as "Where are your skis?"


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11/13/13 4:27 P

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Laurance...it's much more popular here than in the US. People of all ages use poles for walking and nobody really looks at you funny! or makes the "where's the snow" joke!

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Woohoo! Back in Germany! I was in Germany, but that was a long, long time ago. Are there more Nordic Walkers there than there are in the US? I wonder if Europeans like it more than Americans.


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Back in Germany and looking forward to getting into some of my favorite routines - walks will be mostly on the weekends since it gets dark so early. The commuter trains have been unreliable lately so I can't plan on walking after work. Today, I got home an hour later than planned!

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11/12/13 6:20 P

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I Nordic walked to Curves today, but it was cold for me. I think it may have been partly because I was tired. I had to take Sweetie to have a procedure done on his broken wrist, and all this caregiving and doctor visiting tires me. I'm still learning what sorts of things to wear in cold weather.


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This morning I opted for Nordic walking and completed 5 plus km. Weather was supposedly 10 C below with wind chill but out of the wind and with the sun it was great striding weather.


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11/10/13 5:48 P

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Ooooh, windy for you, too?

It was fairly nice here at the house, and the sun was out. I had plans to go to the neighboring town and walk/run on the high school track with a women's group. By the time I got there the wind was blowing and it was cold. Still I did the walk/run (I walked with poles), but my nose was cold. I get a runny nose when I am out in the cold.

I'm glad to be home in a warm house now.
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Walked with a fellow Nordic walker on Saturday - 6.21 km.

We were going to walk along the shore of Lake Ontario but with wind gusting to 40 kph we opted for a neighbourhood trail.

Must make a point of getting out with poles more often!

-audrey
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Same ol' same ol...I headed down the street, poles in hand, and walked to Curves. I did my workout and started back. I know I'm a rather weird sight to behold. Wearing my jacket and vest to keep warm, but walking barefoot even though it's November and in Pennsylvania, not a southern state. Sometimes I get comments for the poles, but today it was for the feet, which were the warmest part of me somehow.
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Heading out for a beach walk this evening for sunset but (don't tell) without the poles. Have already packed them away for storage. Leaving Monday to fly back to Germany!

Blessings, Michelle

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