Photo-A-Day #1733

This morning I got up nice and early and headed to the office. Today I had my Snowshoes with me. Yep, snowshoes. Yep, work. The place where I work used to be a horse farm and there is a large horse track. Since I’m in MA and there has been some on again off again snow around here there was a healthy covering on the ground.

While snowshoeing I listened to the audiobook “Always Looking Up” (aff link) by Michael J. Fox. I’m only about 45 minutes into it and it has already gotten a hold over me. Maybe it was being overtired, cold or maybe the book just affected me because I’ve always considered Michael J. Fox a hero of mine, but I got teared up as I walked around. Maybe it was the wind.

I’m going to go for another snowshoe tomorrow morning and this time I’ll have gloves, I forgot them, and poles, I think they would help me move much faster as I only made it around the track twice. This morning I pretty much broke my left snowshoe. I pulled one of the straps right out of it and had to try and jam it back in while standing in the deepest snow of the whole track. So tomorrow I’ll go back out there better prepared. I like that it is still nice and cold around here so I can actually do this.

I think I went out snowshoeing today in part also because I was jealous of my friend Courtney from Ride To Remedy.

Speaking of inspiration and inspirational books I awarded my signed copy of Gary Vaynerchuk’s Crush It to my friend Buck Daddy. I liked what he had to say about Crushing It in the new year. Since the contest was totally subjective on what I like it makes sense that this great guy gets this book.

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22 Responses to “Snow Walking”

  1. Courtney says:

    Drew!

    I’m jealous of you right now, I can’t just go snowshoe around a horse track before work I have to wait till the weekend and go to the mountain. I think it’s awesome that it’s an activity you can do before work. I am glad I inspired you to do that, it’s a good change from the normal mundaneness of the gym too :)
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    • Drew says:

      Courtney,
      Even though it takes so much longer to get ready and I only get two good walks around the track, I still like it, I get to go outside and enjoy it. The gym at work is one of my favorite benefits from working where I do.

  2. Wendy says:

    Hey Drew – another great photo:)
    We’ve had a fair bit of snow over here in the UK over the last couple of weeks and as usual it has brought the whole country to a stand still (we are only talking about 15cm deep!) Schools / roads / trains closed!!

    Not quite enough for snowshoes yet, but I’ve seen a few people out on skis! Best we can manage are sledges which the kids love (especially when the schools are closed!)

    Have a great New Year:)
    Wendy

    • Drew says:

      Hi Wendy,
      Thank you for the first comment here on this blog. So the snow in the UK is like snow in the South in America, mass panic and no one able to go outside or do anything with an inch of the white stuff. I get it, it always made me laugh as I traveled the country.

  3. Kevin says:

    Drew,

    I miss the north and the snow. I grew up in the Poconos in PA and was a ski instructor in high school. Well, I got certified as a ski instructor and taught a few lesson so I could ski for free. But early morning was my favorite befor the mountain officially opened. Skiing on that fresh blown snow covered blue ice. It was awesome. I’m jelous today.

    By the way isn’t “Always Looking Up” awesome. I was a huge fan of Fox growing up too.
    .-= Look at what Kevin wrote blog ..Article Published in Cerebral Palsy Magazine =-.

    • Drew says:

      Kevin,
      So far “Always Looking Up” is fantastic. I am really enjoying it.

      Ah yes the blue ice, a bad day of skiing out West is the best day ever skiing here. That is what I always say when I skied. I don’t do it that much anymore, way too expensive. Snowshoeing, better workout and I have time to stop and take photos.

  4. Deborah says:

    Great way to stay in shape. I bet you found some new muscles. Feeling the pain is good.
    .-= Look at what Deborah wrote blog ..Welcome to FeedBurner =-.

    • Drew says:

      Deborah,
      No new muscles yet, I’ve been doing a lot of work on the elliptical and the bike so the legs have some good foundation.

  5. I’ve never been snowshoeing. I bet that is an interesting experience. Thanks for sharing.
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    • Drew says:

      Matt,
      The experience is a good one. At least it always has been for me. I am glad that I bought snowshoes years ago because it really is very easy to put them on and go.

  6. Marybeth says:

    I will definately be asking your advice on blogging…being a newbie and all! LOL!

  7. Melissa says:

    Gorgeous picture. Snowshoeing is definitely good exercise. I haven’t heard of that book by Michael J Fox but I agree he is inspiring.

  8. lenny says:

    I always thought you were at the other location. When I was house sitting you were literally 1 mile away. I probably passed you at the Dunkin Donuts. Next time I house sit there you can go bowling at the house during lunch.

    • Drew says:

      Lenny,
      I used to be at the Fram location but now am in Canton. So you housesit near Canton, cool. Let me know the next time you are going to be over that way.

  9. Leighton says:

    Snowshoeing!!! We live on them the monnth of March! Sugaring season for us here on the farm. Great stamina builder! Are you on a set of Tubbs? Great post. Thanks.
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    • Drew says:

      Leighton,
      I am on Tubbs. I bought them a few years ago. I enjoy them very much. I’m going to go and try to use them as often as I can while there is snow on the ground. I need to go some other places like back up to the White Mountains or even to Vermont.

  10. stephen says:

    I am giving you an A- on this post.

    • Drew says:

      Stephen,

      Thank you for your randomly grading my posts. Looking for the grading system, not that I’ll try and blog to get A’s and B’s.

  11. alajeeb says:

    i don’t have snow in my country but i wish i that i can see the snow one day
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