Exercise for the Writer: Snowshoeing!

Writing is a very solitary, sedentary pursuit. I don’t know about you, but if I spend more then two days in a row staring at the computer screen and taking care of my family without exercising, I start to feel a little down. I know then that the best thing to do is bundle everyone up and get a good workout.

This weekend, we got our first big storm, with over a foot of snow. In the marsh behind our house, our big yellow lab sunk in up to her mouth, and kept breathing in the snow! My husband had to rescue her! (She’s fine, happily chewing a big rawhide bone she got for Christmas, while laying on the rug in the kitchen.)

Since I’m not much of a cross-country skier, (although I do try, I’m just not quite coordinated enough) I went for a snowshoe yesterday, which I love. I also love hiking, canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, aerobics, Pilates, yoga, and weight training for depression-busting exercise.  I highly recommend you get at least twenty minutes every other day to keep you sane and happy, especially if you’re a writer.

Here are some pics from my snowshoe! (Ignore the 80’s stonewashed jeans. I wear cheap jeans in the woods so if I fall, I don’t ruin any of my good ones. And yes, I did fall! But just once.)