It's 29F and I'm going for a walk.

@maddysmommy (16233)
United States
January 31, 2009 12:33pm CST
I need to buy a few groceries from the store up the road, so I'm going to go for a walk to buy them. I also have to stop off at Office Depot to pick up some art supplies for Maddys school project and then deposit some checks. At most it will take me 15 minutes to get there and then probably 20-25 minutes to get back (depending on how much I have to carry). Do you still go for walks if the weather isn't all that warm? The sun is shining and even though there is a bit of a breeze, the walk and fresh air will do me some good. I'll just make sure Maddy is all bundled up, nice and warm. Cheerio!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
1 Feb 09
When it gets to 29F here we put on our shorts and get out the lawn bowling equipment! LOL That's downright balmy weather in my neck of the woods. So yeah, I'd be out of the house in a shot.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
1 Feb 09
LOL you crazy woman - you sound like my hubby. He wears shorts and sandals when it snows LOL
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
1 Feb 09
Is he a postman? LOL Up here in the cities postmen dress like that all year round!
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
2 Feb 09
LMAO
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
1 Feb 09
Have a great time,, maddysmommy. I absolutely love a brisk walk in cold weather. It is so refreshing and uplifting. I hope you have a lovely walk.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
1 Feb 09
It was refreshing even though it took longer to get there and back. Maddy was enjoying stomping in the icy snow left on the footpaths. Was fun. If the weather is the same or better tommorrow,we are going to do it again.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
1 Feb 09
Very nice. You SHOULD do it again tomorrow. Maddy sounds like my 4 year old who have never met a mud puddle he didn't like.
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
1 Feb 09
H[i]i maddysmommy, That is cool! I prefer to have some walk also but we are just far from everything here like store, mall etc! Enjoy![/i]
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
1 Feb 09
It was very refreshing thanks checapricorn. I needed to get out.
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
1 Feb 09
I don't like to go out when it is that cold and there is no way that I would choose to take a walk in it. I would rather walk and be hot than to be cold. It has been below zero here for awhile and it is not the weather than I want. I am glad that you enjoyed your walk and I am glad that you like the cool crisp air.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
1 Feb 09
I actually enjoy walking in warmer/hot weather than cold, but today I just needed to get out of the house. It was very refreshing and both of us enjoyed our walk.
@AmbiePam (51051)
• United States
1 Feb 09
I do go for walks in cold weather, but I think since you'll be carrying stuff you're a lot braver than I. I love the crisp chill in the air, and don't mind the cold at all. It annoys my arthritis, but I'd rather have cold weather than hundred degree heat. There is a temp that will keep me from going out. Twenty-five degrees or lower and I'm staying inside. And if the wind is really bad, then you can't drag me out. The wind makes it seem freezing!
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
1 Feb 09
Oh I hate the wind too. I won't go out if it's windy either. Luckily I only had a few things to carry home so it wasn't too bad. I just popped them in my backpack.
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@lilybug (21147)
• United States
1 Feb 09
I don't normally go out for walks even when it is nice out. I am lazy I guess. I drive everywhere I go. I hope you enjoyed your walk and you and Maddy stayed warm enough.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
1 Feb 09
We did. It was very refreshing. It was a much slower walk in the end because Maddy kept stomping in the snow that was left on the footpaths. He had fun.
@patgalca (15166)
• Orangeville, Ontario
31 Jan 09
We're in the middle of yet another blizzard so it's not something I would do today. A few years back I walked every day wearing snow pants, hat, hood and scarf to keep warm. That was until the town opened an indoor walking track. Then I started walking there... and now I have a treadmill. The cold chills me to the bone and I would rather not walk in it. Heck, I won't even get in a vehicle until it has been warmed up good. But you are right, I am sure the fresh air will do you good. Have fun.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
31 Jan 09
I wish I had a treadmill. Would help with all the weight I've put on recently. We had a nice walk thanks, very refreshing. We were singing and stomping in the icy snow that was still on the footpaths. It was fun. After buying what we needed, we ended up at Noodles Company for yummy pasta. We met one of my sons boy scout friends and talked with them for a while.
@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
31 Jan 09
Noy unless I have to It is freezing here I have just been out with Gissi I had Problems breathing, it hurt when I was breathing and now my Lungs are sore I hope you do not get told cold both of you
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
31 Jan 09
Oh no I hope you're ok Gabs. Sounds serious. It was refreshing for the both of us and he enjoyed it because he got to stomp in the icy snow that was left on the sidewalk. It was a slow walk because of it but fun. I hope you're feeling better. Take care!
• United States
31 Jan 09
I love to do that. It dont matter what the temp is for me. However when I go out and its freezing I usually don't take my daughter with me unless I have no choice. She just loves to go for walks so usually when mommy goes she has to go as well. LOL. I am very lucky as there is a walgreens across the street and a gas station along with about 10 restraunts all with in a block of my home. So for us when we go out walking its usually down to the gas station to get a special treat for my daughter.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
31 Jan 09
My son is 6 and turns 7 in July. He enjoyed stomping the the icy snow still left on the footpaths. Our walk was a slow one because of it but very refreshing. After buying what we needed we ended up at Noodles Company for pasta.