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Old 02-11-2021, 05:35 AM
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When the roads you would be walking on are basically a sheet of ice, do you still go out for a walk? I can't even walk across my patio without looking like a waddling penguin. I'm surprised to see so many of the regular walkers out today.


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Old 02-11-2021, 05:38 AM
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I find a Leslie Sanone video on YouTube. I then walk walk walk from 1-3 miles depending on my mood.
She gets on my nerves after awhile.
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Old 02-11-2021, 05:43 AM
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Nope! Not worth the risk to me, and also not enjoyable if I have to watch every step. Some people might have some sort of crampons/yak traks on.
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Old 02-11-2021, 06:13 AM
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Yes, I try to walk the dogs every day. I put some ice grippers on my shoes and feel pretty confident they won't let me down. Pun intended!
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Old 02-11-2021, 06:18 AM
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Nope. That would become a rest day for me. It's not worth the risk of falling. I would consider snowshoeing instead so I wasn't on the ice. If the ice melted I would go out later in the day though.


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Old 02-11-2021, 06:21 AM
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If there isn't rain or snow actively coming down, and it isn't extremely cold, I put on my ice grippers and go anyway. I use walking poles for balance as well.
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Old 02-11-2021, 06:30 AM
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Heck no would I be out there. Not risking injuring a thing! And if MOST days were like that, I guess I'd have to invest in a treadmill or something.
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Old 02-11-2021, 07:24 AM
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No. I walk in the house.
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Old 02-11-2021, 08:41 AM
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I don’t. Like Pepteach said, it’s not worth it or enjoyable to me. Even with grippers or some such I don’t feel at ease enough to really walk. I feel like my form changes.
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Old 02-11-2021, 08:57 AM
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Thanks for the Leslie Sanone video suggestion!
I checked it out, and it's a great substitute for a nice "walk" if I would not be able to get outside due to yucky weather.

No, I would not go walking outside in icy weather!


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Old 02-11-2021, 08:57 AM
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No - I walk inside my house as well!
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Old 02-11-2021, 09:05 AM
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I go for laps in my house. It is a straight shot from the front door to the back bedroom so I do laps of the straight line often. If my driveway is not icy, I will walk laps of that, too. When I lived in an apartment building, I used to do the stairs to the top floor cross the floor and then take the other set of stairs down in a loop.
In the winter, it is harder to find ways to get some movement in, but this was free and easy - if a little silly!
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Old 02-11-2021, 09:55 AM
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I posted already, but I've gone to the indoor malls before they open and walked around. I'm sure you've known that malls open before store hours and they allowed mall walkers, right? I did that a LOT so it didn't matter how hot or rainy it was. BUT, they usually allowed that pre-COVID only. Nowadays, I can just go at opening when it's hardly crowded and walk around.
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Old 02-11-2021, 10:04 AM
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I feel fairly confident walking on ice with cleats or crampons (yaktrax don't really do the trick on glare ice) although I do feel that I need to slow down. I'm not able to walk fast enough to get my heart rate up, but I can enjoy fresh air and sunshine. Probably not today, though. It's 10 degrees out there and the sun is going away pretty soon.
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Old 02-11-2021, 10:11 AM
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I just do my Wii Fit step walking inside. I may have to try out the Leslie video mentioned. I do sometimes still go if there has been snow. I walk on the side of the trail where I'm paving my own path. Be careful out there!
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Old 02-11-2021, 02:04 PM
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From your title, I was going to say of course I walk in inclement weather, but when I opened up the post and saw that you were talking about icy roads, I would say no. I don't have the right footwear for that, and I have bad balance. If you are having difficulty walking across the patio, that wouldn't bode well in the wider world.If it were just snow or rain, I'd be out there!
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Old 02-11-2021, 04:26 PM
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I'm scared of falling! I so agree with people who have suggested Leslie Sanone. I listen to music or a podcast while doing that instead of listening to her. I also bought a treadmill a couple of weeks ago. It was delivered right before the ridiculously cold weather we are having along with the crazy snow. I'm happy because that's not usually my luck!
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Old 02-11-2021, 04:52 PM
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i'll walk down at our optimist football fields (1 mile from house--i'll drive) and i walk in on the grass parts--in the snow--to avoid the ice on the walkways.
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Old 02-11-2021, 07:12 PM
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Don't forget walking tours on YouTube! Travel the world at home for free!
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Old 02-11-2021, 07:26 PM
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I just had a hip implant 6 months ago so I won't be walking in the ice. It's not ideal, but I also walk laps in my house.
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