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Sled, Ski, and Snowshoe During Snowmageddon

Make Snowmageddon Work For You

The East Coast is knee-deep in a snowpocalypse — or as some call it, snowmageddon. While some people are understandably pissed off at the headache that all of this snow presents, there are others who are making the most it by turning their city into a ski resort. I've seen pics of cross-country skiers making their way through Central Park, people snowshoeing in Philly, and others snowboarding their way through DC. My favorite has to be all the sledding and snowball fights that are going on. I admit that I have no idea what it's like to deal with a blizzard: temperatures at Sugar HQ are in the 50s.

If you're stuck in the snow this week, give yourself a snow day pass and burn some calories, too. Sledding burns over 300 calories an hour, snowshoeing over 400, and a hike through the snow will definitely get your blood pumping. And while a little fun in the snow might not take away all of the burn of the snow storms — think: school closures, airplane delays, and just getting to the grocery store — it might kill a little time until things can get back to normal.

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inlove23 inlove23 7 years
Walking in knee deep snow is the hardest thing ever! My friends and I decided to walk a mile (one way) in the snow to get to the biggest hill, but the snow was too fluffy to sled anyway. Let's just say there were many many breaks on the way!!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I'm in Wisconsin and the other day we got a good 7" which is peanuts compared to what you folks out East got. Still, I spent a good half hour on Tuesday shoveling a path to my curb so I could take the trash out. I actually don't mind the snow when it's as warm as it is now (mid- to upper twenties)'s when it's snowing AND below zero that it sucks to get out there and dig out.
benheld benheld 7 years
I live in Chicago, and we got about 14 inches this week! You're right that it's no fun to dig your car out, trudge through the cold, etc., etc. BUT, I am really excited to go snowshoeing again this weekend! This will be the second time that I get to go out this winter and do it. It's a blast!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Thank you runningesq. I sent my friend a text yesterday that said something like "I now hate not only snow and winter, but every person who says they love it or it's not that bad." Um, I was having a little cabin fever.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
I got enough exercise after spending most of the day shoveling. Wonder how many calories do your burn an hour doing that? I'm always famished after all that shoveling. And we have received about 40 inches here. The news said the wet snow we got yesterday weighed a pound for every inch depth (per square foot) and we got 15 inches. I figure between my husband and I, we moved about 9,000 pounds worth of snow yesterday.
imLissy imLissy 7 years
I think I was done after spending a couple hours digging my car out this morning :-/
runningesq runningesq 7 years
13" ? HA! We have about 45" here in Baltimore. Anyhow, I'm sick of it and I'm also sick of people wishing they had snow. Come get it. That said, I've run every day. tg for yaktrax.
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