Benefits of 44" of snow remaining into May
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Yep, we still have 44" of snow on a lot of our property. And all the snow from the roof has slid off (after lots of it has frozen into very thick blocks of ice). Much of it eventually lands blocking the (never used) ground level door. The accumulated drift is much taller than me (5'5"). I wanted some exercise, so dh offered the pick, shovel & scoop shovel and turned up the Beach Boys (not my first choice, but it's the thought that counts) loud enough I could hear them over my panting.
Since I'd just finished 2 segments of Leslie's DVD, I wondered if I could really move this mountain of snow & ice. Verdict: The few weeks of work w/ a trainer seems to have paid off. After 145 minutes, I stopped..but only because my feet, fingers and socks were soaked and frozen. Dressed in shorts, the rest of my body was nice & toasty from the workout. I'll do some more tomorrow. It's a couple of feet high of solid ice...so I'll double my oatmeal intake. lol
Then I spent some time perusing the SP ST exercises which I've stubbornly avoided for 2 years. When I started SP and finally tried ST, I picked the easiest exercises I could find and hated every minute of it....and quit. Today I tried some of the hardest ones for which I had the right equipment. I could do them. It was a wonderful day! Some things just take time........