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New Tricks for an Old Dog!

Saturday, January 05, 2013

I joined the Spark team "New Year New Things - 52 in 2013" with a goal to try something new each week of the year, and I'm going to try to blog about each new trick this old dog learns! The first has just been completed. I bundled up and went snowshoeing. Now I am not a fan of winte0r AT ALL, but during this little adventure I tried to concentrate on the beauty of the sun shining on thepure white snow, making millions of tiny sparkles. There was a little bite in the wind, but other than that I dressed warmly enough that I wasn't cold. Within the first 5 minutes my hips were burning, but they loosened up in another 5 minutes and I was fine. It was a good workout in the company of good friends, and definitely great exercise for my body as well as my soul. We're going again tomorrow afternoon.
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    You know I had to back up to #1 when I read 7! Fun.
    2255 days ago
  • OTEN36
    Very Impressive!
    You Rock......and there are so many reason's to love Minnesota.
    The sparkly snow is definately one of them.
    It sounds like a great plan to learn more things.
    Good Luck,
    2297 days ago
    Snowshowing... brought back great memories from living in N. Ontario for eight years! Hope you had fun doing it too! emoticon emoticon
    2299 days ago
    Well done .Great challenge.And you will be able to do more
    now that your Sundays are free. emoticon
    2299 days ago
    That sounds fun to try something new each week! I can hardly wait to hear about them!
    2299 days ago
    Congratulations on a great new thing learned. I tried it once while working at the College and decided to take a snowshoe and cross country ski class after I retired. I love the snowshoeing, but will forgo the cross country ski's -- a little too fast and I was falling all the time to the point where I had to put padding in my too-big-athletic-pants. I so needed that on the icy path.

    Looking forward to seeing what other new things you'll be trying this year. Great start!
    2300 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/5/2013 8:43:19 PM
    I've always wanted to try snowshoeing. Good for you!

    2300 days ago
    Wow! I like your thought process. I wonder if 67 is too old to do this!
    2300 days ago
    If anyone would like to join us on this journey, you can join the team here:

    Shameless for doing that, but what can I say? emoticon

    MN, I'm so happy to hear your first new thing was a positive experience. To think you are going to do more tomorrow!!! I'm so darn proud of you for giving this a try!!
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    2300 days ago
    Brilliant idea, WTG you're off to a good start MN emoticon
    2300 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    What a great way to get your exercise in doing new things---WTG, keep us updated with your blogs.
    2300 days ago
    wonderful idea on doing 52 in 2013....but snow and cold are not my idea of fun but may do my own 52 things this year. Thanks for sharing this.
    2300 days ago
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