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Does Shoveling Count?? (Read 1069 times)


Eye Lick Two Rhune

    I was wondering if any one else thinks that shoveling snow should count as cross training?

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      Hell YES!!! As does chipping ice off the driveway!!

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          Hell YES!!! As does chipping ice off the driveway!!
          And here I thought I was done with that last week. Looks like we're getting another winter storm. One big problem is dh broke our big snow shovel while helping chip away at the ice so all we have left is the one we use for hiking. Looks like I'll have my work cut out this week. I'll be doing lots of "cross training" Angry

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            One big problem is dh broke our big snow shovel while helping chip away at the ice so all we have left is the one we use for hiking. Looks like I'll have my work cut out this week. I'll be doing lots of "cross training" Angry
            I'd be cross, too... Wink Winter has overstayed its welcome, yet again!

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            Eye Lick Two Rhune

              I don't think you log it as miles but how long the side walk is and the number of driveways. Dead Winter doesn't bother me its the snow.........unless I was snowboarding then snow is fine. Do I dare say it time to jump on the dreadmill?

              ON THE 7th DAY, GOD DID AN EASY 6 "Running is a big question mark that’s there each and every day. It asks you, ‘Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'" - Peter Maher

                My driveway is short but, wide & steep. My snow blower spins its wheel at the bottom when it's icy so, most of the time I just shovel the damn thing. It takes awhile & I'm good & sweaty when I'm done. I also have that buzz you get when you do strenuous manual labor, almost like the buzz after a run. I wouldn't know how to log it but, it's definitely exercise. Any activity that can cause an estimated 1200 deaths a year, counts as crosstraing for me. Check it out... http://fwfd.org/ems/AHA.pdf

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                Blaine Moore (MM#2867)

                  My driveway is almost a tunnel; I have over 4 feet of snow (well, mostly ice now) piled up everywhere except where we park.

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                  Dog-Love

                    Just got in from shoveling 4 more inches and it felt like my arms went for a 10K run. Why did I want to live on an acre with a long driveway for a bit of privacy???? In the spring its great but right now the 4 foot walll on either side is feeling more like an igloo.
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                      So jealous of all the snow! It's 11 AM here and already 61 degrees. Got to say it's great to live in the southeast if you need to train all year. I don't think I'd be able to run in the cold like y'all do! Hope the warm weather catches you soon.
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