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While I usually say nothing about the weather in my blogs (boooring), I must say my residence avoided the worst of the blizzard that hit Indiana yesterday (the 26th). I have no idea how much snow I got, because it drifted, leaving bare ground next to two foot high snow banks. I'm guessing 6-7 inches. Of my 150' driveway, I only have to shovel out about 20'.

I'm not going anywhere, anyhow. Not even for a walk/jog. I'm an exercise nut, nearly obsessive, but I hate the cold, let alone the snow and ice. So, I exercise in my basement.

I can walk in circles, four laps per minute. I get in 5 to 7 miles a day. I also have a punching bag for cardio boxing, 30' worth in 5 or 6 minute "rounds". Lifting weights is included in my routine, alternating with the walking and boxing. It takes about 2 hours late morning (after computer time) to conclude my activities.
Not only do I stay warm, I can listen to jazz or classical music while I'm exercising. Believe it or not, it's actually fun! Call me crazy.

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Comment by Glen Rosenberg on December 27, 2012 at 10:08am

You might learn to tolerate the snow and cold if you exercise outside. Walking or snowshoeing through crisp, cold air is enchanting.

Comment by Daniel W on December 27, 2012 at 9:41am

Good for you, keeping in shape!  

I'm not a fan of snow either.  We get a little here in Portland area, not a lot.  Rare winters, none.  There is an almost-annual ice storm, making the streets into ice rinks.  Which in hilly areas makes for entertaining TV news videos.  

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