Take A Walk Outdoor Day

@marlina (73881)
Canada
January 20, 2016 9:16am CST
Today, January 20th, is the celebration of "Take A Walk Outdoor Day". Are they kidding us? Who in his or her right mind is going to go for a walk today in this frigid morning? Certainly not me, I can tell you that much! My walk will be done soon, but indoor and without leaving my warm house. I have all the space needed to walk right here, so why would I go out today and freeze myself? Unless you live right now in a warm country or state, do you?
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35 responses
• United States
20 Jan 16
It's sleeting, now it turned to snow, this is an inside day for sure - let's declare it 'eat chocolate day' instead.
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@mom210 (6761)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 Jan 16
Count me in!
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
20 Jan 16
I think that the whole month of January should be declared "Eat Chocolate Month"
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@Elizaby (3672)
• Pensacola, Florida
20 Jan 16
@marlina Any and every month
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@mom210 (6761)
• Atlanta, Georgia
20 Jan 16
I went out yesterday day and I am counting that as today for the walk. It is way to cold. I am staying in all day
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
20 Jan 16
Staying in too.
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
20 Jan 16
I have not taken a walk outdoor today, the roads are covered with ice, it's too cold and too dangerous.
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
21 Jan 16
@ivyparkgirl Not all the countries are warm like the south of the United States. Marlina lives in Canada, it's not a warm country, as it is not Switzerland.
@marlina (73881)
• Canada
21 Jan 16
@ivyparkgirl We are not as lucky as Baton Rouge, it's cold out here.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
20 Jan 16
I used to walk with friends before school at 5:30 AM. For some reason, it seemed still outside, and I was warm from just rolling out of bed. Of course, the fact that I bundled up and wore glove liners under my thick mittens helped. I don't believe I will ever do it again, so I don't blame you. There are all kinds of exercises you can do in the warmth of your house.
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@gr8nana6 (2194)
• United States
20 Jan 16
They are nutz that's for sure. Wild horses couldn't drag me out today. I love @AbbyGreenhill suggestion though, lol. Sounds good to me.
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• United States
22 Jan 16
It was in the low seventies and sunny where I live yesterday. I spent as much time as possible outside, as it has been too cold for me to do so recently. I love those little gifts of nice weather and drop everything to enjoy them when they show up.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
22 Jan 16
Those are definitively "gifts" for us.
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• United States
22 Jan 16
@marlina There are stretches of time when we have perfection days or weeks in a row. Some people think this might be boring, but it never is to me. It is glorious.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
23 Jan 16
@ElizabethWallace You live in a good region then.
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@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
23 Jan 16
I have the opposite problem here in the New Zealand summer. Unless I go for my walk early morning or later at night, it's just too hot at the moment.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
23 Jan 16
The weather really does affect our walking patterns.
@valmnz (12758)
• New Zealand
24 Jan 16
@marlina got a long walk in at 7 a.m. today though
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
24 Jan 16
@valmnz Good for you!
• United States
20 Jan 16
It is cold here, but not snow and I am one of the people who took a walk today, in the cold. I take a walk every day, even in the rain with an umbrella, it is so good for my arthritis.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
20 Jan 16
@CookieMonster46, You are one brave cookie monster.
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• United States
23 Jan 16
@marlina brave or crazy...lol if i don't get out , I won't walk in the house, except to the fridge. If i sit too long my knees just seem to lock.. I was in an accident a few years back, where my knees hit the dash board they were swollen for along time and never healed right
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
23 Jan 16
@CookieMonster46 I say you are brave.
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@alberello75 (17574)
• Genova, Italy
21 Jan 16
Here in my part, it does not seem to be winter. The temperature is about 10°C. And I at least half hour in the morning and in the afternoon, I wish to strongly leave the house, even just for a walk!
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
21 Jan 16
Good for you, ,keep this good habit up!
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@alberello75 (17574)
• Genova, Italy
21 Jan 16
@marlina In fact, and I hope to do always every day, for a long time!
@sueznewz2 (9999)
• Alicante, Spain
22 Jan 16
Sounds sensible to me .... you can walk outdoors another day.....
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
22 Jan 16
Right, we have to use our common sense.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
21 Jan 16
warmish despite being winter, but that's normal for here. And that is a crazy time in Canada for encouragements of that nature!
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
21 Jan 16
It's good that it isn't too cold over there.
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@just4him (117298)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Jan 16
No. I'm with you. Though the temps are in the teens today. It feels even balmy out there I did my five minutes on the treadmill and I think next week I can bump up the time. I wasn't as out of breath as I normally am.
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@just4him (117298)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Jan 16
@ivyparkgirl It was sad they lost, but that Hail Mary Aaron Rodgers threw again made the game worth watching. I also didn't fully expect them to win, not after the huge loss we had against them a few weeks ago. I'm happy the game was a lot closer and went into overtime. It was a very good game. So I'm sad they lost, but I'm also not sad. I hope that last made sense.
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@garymarsh6 (14084)
• United Kingdom
20 Jan 16
I have been in and out in and out in and out today but not through choice. You are right stay in the warm.
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@marlina (73881)
• Canada
20 Jan 16
Glad that I don't have to go anywhere.
@MALUSE (40316)
• Germany
20 Jan 16
This idea must come from Australia or thereabouts where they are in the middle of summer! I went shoppping today on foot and am glad that I returned home without slipping on icy patches and breaking a bone or two.
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@Juliaacv (30434)
• Canada
20 Jan 16
I like a short brisk walk on a cold day if I'm bundled up well, but today is much too cold as its only -7 here.
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• United States
20 Jan 16
It is not freezing here Marie, but I dont think I am going walking today. But the day is young, so we shall see yet. I do a lot around the house so...
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@AnneEJ (5013)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
20 Jan 16
Regardless what they say, I will not be walking outside today. It is sunny, but very cold and damp.
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@gudheart (12752)
21 Jan 16
It is still freezing cold here in the UK, but no snow :D
@alchemistrx (2570)
• Philippines
21 Jan 16
I'm in a warm country, I can do that walk.
@Inlemay (16563)
• South Africa
21 Jan 16
Well how fortunate for me that I got to take a lot of walking yesterday - I played two games of lawn bowls which is a total of 5km. Did my walking but didnt even know it was Take a walk outdoors day