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11/8/14 5:05 A

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I love visiting the Pacific Northwest, but I would hate to give up a real winter. Hockey classes start this weekend, so that will be a good winter outlet.

Rebecca

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But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!
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11/8/14 2:53 A

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Luckily I live in the Pacific Northwest and it begins the rainy season and then some colder stuff but very infrequently snow. So the air is just right all year round to be outside (with the proper clothing). Water resistant, layers, & plenty of shoes to dry out so that you can wear another pair. I invested in a gargantuan umbrella, I enjoy being out-of-doors.. the DARK & FOG gets to me after awhile and it gets a bit depressing. Good to keep moving and get those natural endorphin's supplied. If I were in better shape I'd go emoticon & emoticon I used to love to do both. Hopefully someday I can get that back again.

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11/1/14 4:37 P

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I've tried running in a friend's yaktrax, and that feels more stable, but I still don't totally trust it. Falls can set you back for a long time...

Rebecca

He drew a circle that shut me out--
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!
-Edwin Markham

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11/1/14 3:57 P

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If they have the arc trainer at the YMCA, I will give it a try. I just ordered ankle supports, so I think it will be doable. Thank you for mentioning that. It will work my whole body, which is what I need to be doing : )

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10/20/14 8:21 P

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Some of my winter time favorites.

The ARC trainer. It is a lot closer to running than an elliptical. It also has toe caps so you can push and pull which is the secret to a high burn on it. DO IT FREE HANDED, and use your balance.
The Treadmill- self explanatory, but feels like a hamster wheel
The Rowing machine. Not nearly as many calories per minute, but an overall good body movement.
Some Ellipticals- I hate the ones where your foot is heel down when going forward. Slightly toe down feels much better and leaves your foot in the ready position of a stride.
Outside running- Find a road with packed snow. Get some heavy rubber soled shoes and twist about 20 self tapping tech screws in them. You can spray them with a waterproof rubber coating, or buy them a little big and stuff one of those little hand warmers up on top of your toes.
Bike on a resistance wheel- only when I have too.

There's my list of what I do. Maybe something will help, Konrad


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10/18/14 8:02 P

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I want to see the suggestions here, 'cause I always lose my base over the winter. I stop running and cycling. Swimming makes me feel good, but I just can't get as good a cardio workout using primarily my arms as when I'm using those big quads and glutes. I took up ice hockey last winter, and that was fun, but the rink is open pretty limited hours, so I only get an hour or two a week. I hate the dreadmill. I jump rope some, but it seems a little pointless and I get bored. But I want to be full speed in April which means I can't be just starting to run then. Can't wait to hear how others manage this.
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Rebecca

He drew a circle that shut me out--
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle that took him in!
-Edwin Markham

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10/18/14 3:22 P

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With it getting colder and knowing it will be icy soon, I am thinking about what I should do for fitness next. I am trying to ride my recumbent bike more. I want to purchase a bike, but have put it off until spring due to an ankle issue. I also don't think riding in the cold would be good for me. Walking is my exercise of choice, but I need to avoid the ice at all costs this year. So, I am looking for new things to try. I plan on going to the YMCA, and plan on trying some new things out.

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