Thursday, December 31, 2009

Walking at Year's End

When I got up this morning there was about an inch of snow on the ground and the thermometer on the front window said it was about 39 degrees. I knew my racewalking shoes just would not work. Not only would I slip, but it looked slushy.

I threw on some hiking shoes, a thick winter coat and went out into the neighborhood.

At first I walked on the sidewalks just because I usually do. But believe it or not, the shoveled sidewalks were a little more treacherous than the ones that had not been shoveled. I tried walking in the street, but when cars went by I got splashed.

So I stayed on the sidewalk, did a route similar to what I normally racewalk and was home 40 min. later. The funny thing is, I walk that same route in about 25 min. when racewalking. Kinda explains why my heartrate didn't go up too much.

Walking in the snow when the temps were that warm was a really nice way to prepare for the new year.

Happy New Year everyone!


Anonymous said...

Cindi, those are tough conditions to figure how to dress and the shoes to wear. I wore my regular racewalking stuff, including shoes. Not bad, although my feet and toes were cold and WET. Not the best, but I got in 8 miles. So, felt good going into the new year. happy new year. Larry

Cindi said...

I have some wool athletic socks that help keep my feet warm. I think they are Smart Wool brand.