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Shoveling the "Chicago Snowpocalypse 2011"

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

You can ask my brothers (who were usually the ones responsible) but I don't think I've ever shoveled a day in my life. What can I say - I got bored sitting at home and I needed to get some exercise today :) Also - I LOVE SNOW! It's the Canadian in me. I especially love the silence of snow - after it snows it gets all quiet outside. And today the sun came out after the crazy storm. Just beautiful!

I'm disappointed that I didn't take before pictures. It was pretty epic! Also that I didn't turn the camera around to get a shot of me after shoveling for an hour and a half - haha!
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    I'm impressed. The only time I pick up a snow shovel is when I have to fling some dog poo! You definitely deserve a break!
    2686 days ago
    you should see what we get in the UP of Michigan lol..... you did get in a great workout though and certainly the right to take a loooooooooong break! PS... what a great neighbor you are!!
    2690 days ago
    Jenn -- Just watched your snow shoveling video, and phew, I'm exhausted! We too have gotten our share of snow here in Washington State this year, so I KNOW the shoveling workout! Thusly (is that a word?), I am impressed! That was ALOT of snow! Hope you went inside and took a nap after that....I know I would have been laying on a heating pad, curled up with the dogs, and snoozing for a couple of hours!

    You did good!

    Stay warm,
    -- Robin
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    2696 days ago
    You are too cute!
    2696 days ago
    Here in the suburbs we like "Snowtorius BLZ". Gotta laugh or you'll cry when you gotta rely on the car to get you to work (no rest for the nurses!!!).
    Great job on the shoveling!!
    2696 days ago
    I love the quiet too! I lived in an apartment building in Chicago so never had to shovel my snow. But we do plenty of it here in PA! You definitely deserve your rest today! emoticon
    2696 days ago
  • RIGBY31
    You didn't just shovel the snow, you got it the hell out of there! Girl, mighty impressive (and what a kind neighbor).
    2697 days ago
    It is so pretty, and what a good job you did. Surprised how much there is, didn't see a snowman though.
    2697 days ago
    Awesome job! You earned that rest. I secretly miss the snow...
    Hope you tracked all you hard work.
    2697 days ago
    WoW! you go girl!
    2697 days ago
  • MORRIS1989
    Great video and you burn calories too! Hopefully we won't get anymore snow.
    2697 days ago
    Holy smokes! I think you got your cardio and mine as well.

    And you are the nicest neighbor like ever.

    It is pretty though...

    Great work!

    2697 days ago
    I am in the suburbs! Tracked 40 min of shoveling- wow the calorie burn! Stay warm, supposed to get really cold! At least you weren't stuck on Lakeshore Drive!
    2697 days ago
    I just shovelled a big snowfall here in Manitoba on Friday but I had my son's assistance. We just did the driveway. You totally have me beat. You definitely deserve a night off with a movie.
    2697 days ago
    That's a lot of snow and shoveling.
    I had 7 brothers growing up and then 2 sons, along with a DH, and then a daughter who loved to shovel with her dad, so I must also admit to rarely touching a snow shovel in my life (or a stick of firewood, either).
    I was always in charge of the post shoveling cocoa.

    2697 days ago
    Great video! And great exercise!

    2697 days ago
  • WYND10
    Wow. That's a lot of snow. ;)

    You did a magnificent job my friend. Your badassness is secure :).

    2697 days ago
    Way to think outside the box for exercise! Shoveling is a lot of work! We didn't get nearly as much snow here in iowa as you guys did but we still have about a foot to shovel! We are calling it snOMG!
    2697 days ago
  • AJOHNSON27261
    I am a travel agent I have been reaccomodating travelers in Chicago for the past couple of days. It has been crazy! I live in North Dakota and I feel like every winter is like that storm emoticon
    2697 days ago
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