Janathon Day 11 & 12

Yesterday I never went outside.  I did do some squats and lifting while watching my Packers beat the Cowboys.  With some great game food of bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, My Michael and a win, it was a pretty good day.

Today we took our 5K walk in 14 F degree temps.  It was another good day.  Late again and I’m going to bed.

Janathon Day 4

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Cold 5K walk today at 7F and a feels like temp of -3F.  I took out my winter coat, “Big Orange” and stayed toasty warm except for my cheeks.  Janathon Day 4 finished with squats and push-ups.  Tomorrow is my Dr. appointment at the V.A. but will get out there bright and early.  Temps tomorrow will not get above 0 until later in the day.  It’s all about the clothes!

Janathon Day 3

Started the morning with an hour long walk in the snow.  We got another 3-4 inches during the night and it was still coming down as I trudged the 5K along the campground roads.  After that was a quick shower and drive to Green Bay for shopping and dinner with a friend.  He treated as it is My Michaels 60th birthday on Monday.  I had salmon and shrimp in a jalapeno sauce and have yet to feel any ill effects from it.

The drive home was a little scary as it was drizzly and just below freezing.  We saw about 5 cars off in the ditches and the police were everywhere.  It was a long hour drive home and I tried really hard to keep my mouth shut regarding the speed and my fears.  Home now!  I’m tired.  Janathon Day 3 done!  Good night!

Janathon Day 2

Today’s weather was about the same as yesterdays with the temperature at 16 F and cloudy.  We went out and walked for an hour, covering about 5K of snowy/icy roads.  It felt great.  I truly love winter walking.  Tonight I also did my squats and push-ups.  That’s enough for the second day of Janathon.

As far as my chest pains on Wednesday, I have googled everything and am self-diagnosing myself with a hiatal hernia.  I will tell my Dr. on Monday.  They usually laugh at me and then eventually agree.  I think I missed my calling.

Thursday’s Special: Perspective

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

This is the campground road taken from our driveway.  It becomes a snowmobile trail in the winter as they do not plow the gravel road.  I walk/run this almost everyday and it is beautiful all year long.  The worst part of it is when the warm season arrives the peacefulness changes to campers and their excitement and pleasure of being surrounded by this beauty.  Wonderful for them, noise and commotion for us.  Ah, the joy of living next to a campground.  I guess it is better than living in the city.  That coming from a woman who prefers the northwood and all that go with it.

 

Campground road or snowmobile trail in winter.

Campground road or snowmobile trail in winter.

Vivobarefoot Trail Runners

I have had a couple conversations with other bloggers on the shoes we all wear.  I love my fivefinger Bikilas but I can’t wear them when it gets below 35 F.  I tried another pair of minimalist shoes and didn’t like them.  Then I read Alan’s post at  Barefoot Runner regarding the Vivobarefoot Trail Runners.  I bought a pair and have worn them with a thick pair of wool socks all winter.  My feet were warm even through our Polar Vortex.  This was, of course, because of the wool socks but the shoes have roomy toe box and allow my toes to move.  They have a cutout in the treads so it worked well in the snow and some ice.  I love em and can’t wait to run on the trails and roads once the ice is melted.

Love em!

Love em!

58/365 – December 19 2013 – From Voyeur to Stalker

My decision to walk this morning really paid off.  I was walking over the dam when a movement caught my eye on the lake side.  It didn’t see me for a couple minutes so I was able to just shoot away.

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He/she had a great time just rolling around in the snow or on the ice.

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I knew it eventually had to end.  He/she saw me and dove under so I continued my walk over the dam but when I glanced back, there it was.  I turned around and said, “hey big guy”.  It looked at me, barked and slid back down.  We played that for awhile and then I finally left.

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Great day for an early walk as he was gone when we took our p.m. walk.