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BleeckerSt_Girl2010-05-01 12:32:56 +0000 #1
Sat. Dec 6th- about 25F degrees here this morning, but sunny. So after an oatmeal & latte breakfast at Ralph's Pretty Good Cafe in town, I walked a brisk 5 miles, looping all around the various streets and roads in the village.

It was cold, but I had like 3 wool tops, 2 fleece-lined tights, and plenty of warm wool and/or polar-fleece gear on my hands, feet, and head. I was dressed just right except my outer wool sweater was a little heavier than I really needed. It's definitely balaclava season now.

My hip joints felt the workout and whined a bit, but I felt really good in general after that walk.

Might just do it all over again tomorrow after breakfast.
jesvetmed2010-05-01 12:34:56 +0000 #2
I just LOVE cold crispy sunny days for a walk or run! We don't get many like that here -- just drizzly days or dark rainy days.

And I really love the name of your cafe! We have one up here that puts on their sign: "Great Food, Lousy Service".

The truth lies somewhere in between, but it's a great place to go for eggs.

Sounds like my kind of a day. Enjoy it again tomorrow!
Velobambina2010-05-01 13:17:41 +0000 #3
Lisa, sounds nice!

On weekend mornings, I walk the girls early. Can't take them together -- too rambunctious -- so I end up doing back to back walks.

Yesterday, it was 23 degrees. I had on a Craft l/s base layer, two Patagonia fleece jackets (R3 and R4), UnderArmour pants, smartwool snowboard socks, sneakers, smartwool glove liners, fleece mittens, and my LLBean "mad bomber" hat. I was nice and warm!

People still had their xmas lights on when we were out, right after sunrise. It's so peaceful.



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