This blog is for and about the Webster family. Each of us want to make choices every day that will result in optimal health and fitness. We represent different generations and different places in life - from empty-nesters to young families to students. Our health goals are as varied as we are, but we want to have a common place to post our progress and our challenges. We will be accountable to each other - to provide support, design incentives, share information we come across, and in general cheer each other on and celebrate our steps toward fitness! If anyone happens upon this blog and is inspired to be more fit and healthy that is icing on the cake. So here we go!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Kathy - Polar Trekking

The plunging temperatures and snow accumulation have turned our daily tromps into something resembling polar trekking.  When we went to the lake last evening it was 5 degrees and the snow was knee deep at best, thigh deep in places.  It was snowing as we trudged through the darkness, the light from my headlamp illuminated the snow wells made by FL's boots. The majestic beast ignored our trails and surged through the deep whiteness with effortless strength. All in all, yet more reasons to love outdoor time every day. 

The thing about trekking at the lake at night is that with only my headlamp I become hopelessly disoriented.  This can be rather exciting because it feels like I am forging (floundering) through an uncharted wilderness, but it can be rather disconcerting also, as when I wondered why the creek was making such weird sounds only to realize it was really waves of the lake washing up against the snow!

Just a note about fatigue:  It seriously undermines resolve and totally unravels resilience.
Take home message:  Get enough rest! 

Weather report:  Sunny, beautiful and 19 below!

PS:  The beast slept ALL night last night - I have a new lease on life!

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