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Wed. Winter Workout

Monday, February 18, 2013

This is a late post from last week. Since I'm not a blogger by nature I will write about that experience. I live in MN. and we have had snow and rain. I like to walk with my dog Leo. It has been a challenge since the rain made the sidewalks slick 7 slippery ~ frozen like an ice skating rink.
I remember living in MO. and knowing a husband who lifted weights (lots of muscle) yet his wife shoveled the driveway. I always thought what is the purpose of being in shape unless you use it. So, on this Wed. instead of going to my cycle class, I choose to work on my sidewalk. It was hard work breaking up the ice. It took over an hour, and I succeeded in having a clear sidewalk except for one area where the ice was 4 inches thick. (My dear husband, who works out and uses his muscles, took care of that area.)
I ate lunched and then decided I still needed to have my daily walk. When I went walking I decide to use a walking stick so if I hit an area that was still icy I would not fall. I developed quite the rhythm with the leash in my left and the stick in my right. I may use the walking stick as my new support, no excuse, for winter walking!
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    When my husband and I started snowshoeing a couple years ago, we used poles, (they came with the snow shoe kit I got). I liked them so much that I now use hiking poles on rough terrain. I have a knee that I injured years ago and have re-injured twice since then, the poles really make me feel more secure, especially going down hills. Something about going downhill over rocks and logs is harder for me than uphill. So, enjoy using the walking stick on icy surfaces! Like you said, "no excuses"!
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