Running in reasonably cold weather helps me stay on track for my upcoming winter 5k & 10k events. Despite the cold, I love observing the ever-changing scenery and the brisk air while running outdoors. The treadmill has its place... its a back up for seriously inclement weather. As long as the ground is dry, I am willing to run in the cold.
Layering in moisture-wicking tops and bottoms definitely helps. Wearing a hat or balakava mask and gloves is also very helpful.
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I love fresh food from the garden and that is winding down now. Have sweet potatoes to dig, 3 melons, peanuts, carrots, peppers, and a few tomatoes. I am going to have fresh food during the winter. I have lettuce, spinach, peppers, cucumbers, blueberries, raspberries and tomatoes in my garage and i am going to keep them going, I hope. There is nothing better than what you grow. Does anyone else grow during the winter in the cold regions?
Vitamin D deficiency is serious business. I've been paying closer attention to this problem since my Mom had a serious problem with it last winter. She was holed up in the basement during our long power outtage. We had a bad winter last year, gray, snowy, icy. She had to get shots & take tons of D. Go out in the sun and you might need a Vit. D supplement too to stay healthy this winter!
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