Snowshoe on the Lake

Usually I prefer Saturdays to Sundays, but not this week. On Tuesday or Wednesday I checked the ten day forecast and saw that they were calling for a high of 36 degrees on Sunday. Now, 36 degrees isn’t usually a temperature that I get excited about, however, after weeks of temps ranging from -10 to 15 it sounded downright spring-like.
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Hoping for sunshine and nice weather, I asked me Physical Therapist if he thought I would be able to try to snowshoe. He said yes and I was thrilled! I’ve felt so cooped up all winter and the thought of not only getting outside, but also getting some exercise was enough to put a big smile on my face.
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Tommy, Jess and I walked through our neighborhood and onto the bike path toward the lake,which has been frozen for a few weeks.
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I couldn’t get over how warm it felt! My skin didn’t hurt and it was possible to stand still without shaking or needing to run inside of a building.
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We stopped for a little snowball fight along the way.
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Then headed onto the frozen ice.
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There were so many people out there walking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and ice fishing (those guys were a lot farther out!).
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We walked out to the fueling station.
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It was really cool to see it up close and personal.
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The sky and snow were very similar shades of white and gray – the typical monochromatic color scheme of Vermont winters. Despite the haziness and lack of sun, the view of Burlington was still very striking from out on the lake.
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Being out and getting to stretch my legs made me so so happy. I came home energized and motivated to tackle Sunday chores.
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