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Winter Running!

By Jennifer Keys

Make no mistake. I LLLLLLLLLLLOVE Winter!! Love it, Love it, Love it! I love the fresh crisp air. I love the beautiful white snow. I don't even really mind driving in it when necessary. The best days are the ones that are cold AND sunny, though rare. It's also very enjoyable when it's warm enough to run outside. My threshold for running is about 9 degrees, give or take a couple depending on the day. This is due to my asthma and not the fact that it's cold out.

Today was a great day for a run. I run on the sidewalks when they are clear, but in the winter I run in the roads. I try to stay on side streets, but since I live on a main street that is impossible 100% of the time. Running on the black top is much easier on the body than running on the cement, but I still go for the sidewalks when possible.

It felt good to get out today. Last week was a killer and I didn't get out at all. I was so excited to get out today! It was even worth getting soaked by the slop.

Thank you to all of the drivers who moved over when they saw me coming. It is greatly appreciated by both me and my family. It was wonderfully kind and considerate of you!

The snow will eventually leave until next season. The temperatures will warm above 40. Then you will see me out on my bike too!!!!! I saw someone on a bike on Friday. What a sincerely brave and amazing soul.

Isn't it awesome to share the roads with everyone?!

Have a wonderful day!

Bea McManis

You are awesome. Great essay on the joys of exercise in the snow and cold.
I did my upper arm strength exercise by lifting my coffee cup a dozen or more times as I watched the weather from my window. :)

Mar 6, 2011, 6:46pm Permalink

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