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March 4, 2012

Outside! SOLC #4



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It's still winter here in northern Illinois, but yesterday I had to get outside for a walk.  We have a moderately hilly neighborhood and a walking path through a nature area, so I can vary my route each time I walk.

As I trudged up the first hill, against the 22 degree, 10 mph winds, I tried to figure out why I didn't take more walks this winter. (Yes, I was being a bit sarcastic with myself!)

We didn't have much snowfall, so the sidewalks were clear.
The temperature rarely got below 20.
I have lots of cold-weather wear:  scarves, hats, mittens.
It's winter. I decided to stay inside.  It was easier!

AHA!  I caught myself!

Today I'm hoping to get outside for another walk, even though it's windy, snowing, and the sky is really gray.  After my quick (it was COLD!) walk yesterday I realized that I like being outside.  I need to get outside.

Now that we are in March, and the First Day of Spring is actually listed on the calendar, I can't wait to get outside and enjoy a walk!

7 comments:

  1. OK--you've inspired me to get out and take Chloe for a walk. I've been putting it off until it gets nicer and I'm done coaching, but maybe we'll start sooner!

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  2. Chris,
    I admire that you brave the cold to go for a walk. I just am not a fan of the cold. I often wonder why I live in Ohio especially this time of year. It has been unseasonable warm so I suppose I really need to find a better excuse for not getting out. Today it is snowing so maybe I'll think about giving it a try another day.

    Cathy

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  3. Chris,

    The wind is always a challenge for me and yesterday the wind seemed to be blowing from the North Pole. Today in Kansas City the sun looks inviting. I will head out soon for my daily run. I hope the sunny weather reaches you soon.
    Gail

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  4. Fresh air does do amazing things for us! It's all about taking time to smell the flowers . . . even when there's not a one in sight!

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  5. You go, girl! Can't say that I miss that cold (brrrr) Illinois weather. It gets cold enough here and those are the days I just let Max out the front door to do his thing!

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  6. I can't wait to be able to get back outside and walk. The cold causes my legs to itch to the point of distraction!

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  7. You are braver than me! Cold weather makes me want to hibernate, and I'm in Texas! :)

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