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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ice or My Love Hate Relationship with Nordic Walking

I know you have all been anxiously more commontary on "Mordic Walking". As you may already be aware, it looks really stupid. If you do not know what Nordic walking is, then you have come to the right place. Nordic Walking is simply walking with ski poles. That's it.
Pro's to Nordic Walking : Better Stability (especially on ice)
Good weight distrubution - great for heavy people with joint problems, great for packing a baby
Works your arms
Great on steep inclines, deep snow, uneven surfaces and yes did I mention ice?
All around great aerobic workout
Cons to Nordic Walking : It looks stupid
I have been challenged by this mile of pure ice on our road. Years back, it kept me indoors. Now I am learning to see it as more of a challenge. My ingenious husband put sheet metal screws in a pair of my old hikers. No I do not have a screw loose. It really works great on ice!! For a fraction of the price of some fancy ice spikes, you can do this too :-)
I can hear you already "but I might break a hip". Well just remember that stagnant life style along with unhealthy eating habbits is a good way to slowly but surely deteriorate your health.
Live Dangerously. Take on the wild side with your ski poles.


J+M+S said...

To funny! I LOVED walking in the snow...sliding all over the place!You pictures are great BTW!!:)

Heather said...

I love your "live life on the wild side" approach!

Heather said...

P.S. Awesome pics. And what a creative husband you have. Although he has some misinformed ideas on hats.

"Indescribable" said...

It's good to get out and get some sunshine! Helps me to appreciate all of God's creations (easy and harsh all are necessary)

How long until the snow melts? We have a joke in our house, "why shovel the snow, it'll melt in a few months and we'll miss it" Of course we end up shoveling.. but wish we didn't have too.

toytrkman said...

Love the shoes, might have to try that myself. Your husband must be quite the guy.

Anonymous said...

Have you checked out Yak Trax? I found a generic imitation brand at Menard's. They work pretty well.

BTW, happy birthday from us!

outdoor.mom said...

thanks Zeb :-)