The reason for the exclamation mark is the fact that I haven’t exercised in a long time. I always find myself being so much more healthy during the warmer months than in winter. From April through September I ride my bike to work at lest three days a week and that in combination with yard work and running up and down ladders keeps me fit. Winter is a different story though, it’s cold, it’s slippery and it’s difficult to get motivated.
We've had a little bit of sun these past couple of weekends though and that in combination with a little bit of newly found energy (because of the sun I’m sure) got me outdoors. It’s still really icy and there’s lots of snow but with my Nordic walking poles I can stay on my feet pretty well.
Nordic walking has gained immense popularity around here but you do tend to see a lot of elderly people doing it and using the poles like sticks rather than exercise equipment so Wille refuses to be seen with me when I use the poles and I have to admit to feeling a little shy myself using them so I wear sunglasses. Regardless of the weather I’m incognito…
It IS great exercise though. Using the poles correctly, walking briskly and you’ve got yourself a good workout AND a butt lifter! I walk for 45 minutes to and hour and it’s a fun way to explore different neighborhoods while getting fitter.
I have to say I do long for the streets to be bare again so I can ride my bike. I can’t think of any better way to exercise than to do it on my way to and back from work. Please snow, go away!